Colleen Goldhorn

Hi! My name is Colleen, but I'm better known on the trail as Spot. I am a PA native who now calls the mountains of Colorado her home. My days are spent as a graphic designer and photographer, but I spend every available minute of my free time outside. A few years back, I discovered the AT and since then it has been the #1 thing on my mind. Since 2016 I have hiked over 1,000 miles of the trail, with plans to some day stand on top of Katahdin with all 2,200 miles under my belt. You can usually find me somewhere in the mountains either hiking, skiing, or rock climbing. Happy trails!

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How To Stay Safe While Hiking at High Elevation

How To Stay Safe While Hiking at High Elevation

Planning to trade green tunnels for alpine views this summer? High elevation hiking can lead you to pristine and breathtaking scenes that feel like

May 3, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
Outdoor Research MicroGravity AscentShell Jacket Review

Outdoor Research MicroGravity AscentShell Jacket Review

If you’re looking for a versatile jacket that can be used for any activity you had planned this winter, then we may have just found the perfect

Dec 29, 2020 : Colleen Goldhorn
Grayl Geopress and Ultralight Compact Water Filters Review

Grayl Geopress and Ultralight Compact Water Filters Review

Having a solid water filtration system can make or break your next backpacking trip. Pack an easy and reliable filter, and you’ll stay hydrated and

Oct 29, 2020 : Colleen Goldhorn
Gear Review: Cotopaxi Mariposa Leggings and Vamos Shorts

Gear Review: Cotopaxi Mariposa Leggings and Vamos Shorts

Summer can be a confusing time as far as weather in the mountains. One day you’re sweating on a front range hike, and the next you’re hiking at

Jul 23, 2020 : Colleen Goldhorn
How to Plan a Backpacking Trip in Arches National Park

How to Plan a Backpacking Trip in Arches National Park

If you dream of warm air, bright colors, and some of the most unique hiking in the country, then look no farther than Arches National Park. The

Jun 26, 2020 : Colleen Goldhorn
Gear Review: CamelBak Octane 25

Gear Review: CamelBak Octane 25

CamelBak has brought together the best of both the trail running and hiking worlds with the CamelBak Octane 25 hydration pack. It’s streamlined and

May 13, 2020 : Colleen Goldhorn
Gear Review: Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket

Gear Review: Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket

Introducing a rain jacket that is made with ultralight backpackers in mind: The Outdoor Research Helium rain jacket is extremely durable,

Apr 13, 2020 : Colleen Goldhorn
16 Things 2020 Thru-Hikers Need to Know

16 Things 2020 Thru-Hikers Need to Know

It’s that time of year again! Hikers around the globe are crossing the last pieces of gear off their list, finalizing mail drops, and making plans to

Dec 23, 2019 : Colleen Goldhorn
Gear Review: Sierra Designs Tuolumne Vest and Cold Canyon Fleece

Gear Review: Sierra Designs Tuolumne Vest and Cold Canyon Fleece

Since autumn is full of unpredictable weather and major differences between day and nighttime temperatures, the ideal gear for shoulder season helps

Nov 21, 2019 : Colleen Goldhorn
How to Explore Capitol Reef National Park’s Lesser-Known Backcountry

How to Explore Capitol Reef National Park’s Lesser-Known Backcountry

Often overlooked on the list of must-see parks in Utah, Capitol Reef National Park puts a unique spin on the classic red rocks of the Southwest.

Nov 21, 2019 : Colleen Goldhorn