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The Mental Game of a Thru-Hike with the Denver Post

A beautiful spot on the Colorado Trail.
A beautiful spot on the Colorado Trail.


As I thru-hiker, I get to meet some of the kindest people out there, and Dean Krakel, who writes for my local paper, the Denver Post, is one of them. We’ve been exchanging emails for the past year as he prepares for his Colorado Trail thru-hike, and he was generous enough to share some of my tips on mental preparation with the greater Denver Post reading community. I interviewed in person with Dean at a coffee shop in Golden, CO, not far from my work with the Continental Divide Trail.

In this article, he eloquently condenses hours of conversation into a sleek mental prep guide.

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