Cole Heathcott

My name is Cole, my friends call me Bear, my trail names (yes, I had two trail names) were Poptart and Balto. In 2013, at 19 years old, I completed a northbound thru-hike and fell in love with life, the outdoors, and adventure. Check out my website - www.beingcolbert.com

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10 Reasons Why Colorado is a Thru-Hiker’s Paradise

10 Reasons Why Colorado is a Thru-Hiker’s Paradise

As a former thru-hiker living in Colorado, I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Here are 10 reasons why colorful Colorado is a thru-hikers

Nov 7, 2014 : Cole Heathcott
3 Ugly and Pretty Truths About the Colorado Trail

3 Ugly and Pretty Truths About the Colorado Trail

Before I get started, this post is for people who have thru-hiked the AT and are looking for their next adventure. In my case, I chose to thru-hike

Sep 8, 2014 : Cole Heathcott
10 Reasons to Thru-Hike the Colorado Trail

10 Reasons to Thru-Hike the Colorado Trail

After completing an AT thru-hike in 2013, I decided it was time to start hiking again this summer and began my trek of the Colorado Trail on July

Aug 26, 2014 : Cole Heathcott
Preparing for the Colorado Trail

Preparing for the Colorado Trail

Well, it's official... I have left my summer jobs and will be starting the Colorado Trail in 10-ish days. I have to be finished by the 25th of August

Jul 13, 2014 : Cole Heathcott
Discovering Colorado: Paradise Cove

Discovering Colorado: Paradise Cove

As I prepare to hike the Colorado Trail in August, I have taken on the challenging of discovering as much of Colorado as possible this summer. Last

Jun 4, 2014 : Cole Heathcott
Discovering Colorado: Garden of the Gods

Discovering Colorado: Garden of the Gods

It may be just me, but it seems like thru-hikers flock to Colorado after completing the trail. Whether it's the mountains, the culture, the presence

May 29, 2014 : Cole Heathcott
Eight Ways to Reconnect After Your Thru-hike

Eight Ways to Reconnect After Your Thru-hike

A couple weeks from now, I will be exactly one year older than the day I started walking north from Springer Mountain. This means that about 1.7% of

May 6, 2014 : Cole Heathcott
[The Gear Replacement Series] Part 2: Shelter

[The Gear Replacement Series] Part 2: Shelter

barely used it. That said, Big Agnes is a reliable, high-quality brand. The Replacement: I remember a random guy on the trail talking about how

Apr 21, 2014 : Cole Heathcott
[The Gear Replacement Series] Part 1: Water Filtration

[The Gear Replacement Series] Part 1: Water Filtration

A couple weeks ago on a day hike in Colorado Springs, my car was broken into and my backpack, with most of my camping gear in it, was stolen. As

Apr 12, 2014 : Cole Heathcott
7 Remedies for Springer Fever

7 Remedies for Springer Fever

If you’re like me, a former thru-hiker reading this site, you are probably extremely jealous of all of the PCT After finishing my thru-hike, a lot

Apr 3, 2014 : Cole Heathcott