+ Colorado Mountain Trail

Trail Dancing
The CMT
Racing Raindrops
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CMT13
CMT6
CMT19
CMT20
CMT35
CMT17
CMT28
CMT37
Moon Sets at Sunrise
Breaking Camp
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Hiking to the Moon
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CMT39

Trail Dancing

Like most dances Ours is one of risk and hope We glide together across landscapes Filled with visions of exciting new adventures And promises of tempting discoveries My feet move too cautiously toward a distant horizon As she forces me to confront risk as an affirmation of life While confronting head on the danger and pain That gives my life meaningful shape and hope She soars over me She's always been the best in me And while she reveals only as much as her spirit moves her I continue to struggle To match her elegant moves - and all that she may ultimately reveal --Doug Scrima (Backpacker trekking -- trail dancing -- high above timberline along the Colorado Mountain Trail in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.) (CMT-001a)

The CMT

The Colorado Mountain Trail is a 486 mile trail that follows the Rocky Mountain crest across Colorado. This group of photographs documents the 81+ hiking miles of a group of 10 Seattle Mountaineers between Creede and Durango, gaining 16,730 feet and losing 16,240 (and never dropping below 10,000 feet). It elapses 9 days (one of which was a layover day to hike up into the Grenadier Mountains) of sunshine, rain, hail, wind, thunder, and a dose of lightning. (CMT-001)

Racing Raindrops

Dropping back down to San Luis Pass along the Colorado Mountain Trail just ahead of the impending rain, hail, lightning, and thunder. (CMT-40)

CMT3

An image from a 9 day, 81+ mile Seattle Mountaineer backpack along the Colorado Mountain Trail between Creede and Durango. The elevation was always between 10,000 and 13,000+ feet.

CMT13

An image from a 9 day, 81+ mile Seattle Mountaineer backpack along the Colorado Mountain Trail between Creede and Durango. The elevation was always between 10,000 and 13,000+ feet.

CMT6

An image from a 9 day, 81+ mile Seattle Mountaineer backpack along the Colorado Mountain Trail between Creede and Durango. The elevation was always between 10,000 and 13,000+ feet.

CMT19

An image from a 9 day, 81+ mile Seattle Mountaineer backpack along the Colorado Mountain Trail between Creede and Durango. The elevation was always between 10,000 and 13,000+ feet.

CMT20

An image from a 9 day, 81+ mile Seattle Mountaineer backpack along the Colorado Mountain Trail between Creede and Durango. The elevation was always between 10,000 and 13,000+ feet.

CMT35

An image from a 9 day, 81+ mile Seattle Mountaineer backpack along the Colorado Mountain Trail between Creede and Durango. The elevation was always between 10,000 and 13,000+ feet.

CMT17

An image from a 9 day, 81+ mile Seattle Mountaineer backpack along the Colorado Mountain Trail between Creede and Durango. The elevation was always between 10,000 and 13,000+ feet.

CMT28

An image from a 9 day, 81+ mile Seattle Mountaineer backpack along the Colorado Mountain Trail between Creede and Durango. The elevation was always between 10,000 and 13,000+ feet.

CMT37

An image from a 9 day, 81+ mile Seattle Mountaineer backpack along the Colorado Mountain Trail between Creede and Durango. The elevation was always between 10,000 and 13,000+ feet.

Moon Sets at Sunrise

Cataract Lake along the Colorado Mountain Trail, CO. (CMT - 27)

Breaking Camp

Heading out along the crest of the Colorado Mountain Trail. (CMT-41)

CMT22

An image from a 9 day, 81+ mile Seattle Mountaineer backpack along the Colorado Mountain Trail between Creede and Durango. The elevation was always between 10,000 and 13,000+ feet.

Hiking to the Moon

An image from a 9 day, 81+ mile Seattle Mountaineer backpack along the Colorado Mountain Trail between Creede and Durango. The elevation was always between 10,000 and 13,000+ feet. (CMT-25)

CMT31

An image from a 9 day, 81+ mile Seattle Mountaineer backpack along the Colorado Mountain Trail between Creede and Durango. The elevation was always between 10,000 and 13,000+ feet.

CMT39

An image from a 9 day, 81+ mile Seattle Mountaineer backpack along the Colorado Mountain Trail between Creede and Durango. The elevation was always between 10,000 and 13,000+ feet.