RVing, Hiking and Biking Across America

When I am not wearing a backpack, I am often behind the wheel of a Ford F-150, towing our Winnebago Micro Minnie (my Mom’s name was Minnie).

Click on the photo to see Sue’s short YouTube video from our adventure across America earlier in 2021. We took our hiking boots and hybrid bikes along, discovering great trails in many of the 19 states we visited. Several of the best trails are pictured, with locations. Each campground is also shown, with locations. Just in case you are in the area.

While you are on Sue’s YouTube site, you can check out her shows from our treks, including our recent John Muir Trail adventure.

Why Is Minnie Returning to Colorado?

Why the photo of our rig from when we paused a few weeks ago on Colorado’s Wolf Creek Pass at 10,800 feet? Two reasons. First, my mom’s name, like our trailer, was Minnie, so our cross-country adventure has been dedicated to her memory.

Second, Sue and I turned around in West Virginia and are heading back to Colorado. This time we will camp at 10,000 feet, near Breckenridge, to hike as many high-altitude trails as we can do in eight days. Why the heights? We are conditioning. Can you guess the trail we are planning to backpack in August? Hints: 243 miles, mostly above 10,000 feet, named after a pioneer.

At the end, we will have camped for 30 days straight. The tent-camping part is new for two hikers used to a bed and shower, even after grueling days on the trail. Can we do it? That is what I wondered in 2013 before our first distance trek, Spain’s Camino de Santiago.