Take A Hike!

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Sara Roberts treks through 75 rugged miles of the Colorado Trail

Take A Hike! Recently, I took a big one… 75 miles on the Colorado trail.

Stonewear Designs’ National Sales Manager, Sara Roberts (on right) sets off to hike 75 miles with two friends

My journey started in Silverton and finished in Durango. Over the course of five days two friends and I hiked through the San Juan mountains in awe of the stunning views. Each mile I walked (I can tell ya my feet felt each one) brought new scenery, terrain, and at times… questionable weather. We hiked for hours in the rain, snow, and hail. We were are on mile 20 and day two when I received my first hard earned reward. As I trudged up the trail to reach the highest summit I turned around to a breathtaking view of snow covered peaks. It made all the discomforts of the day seem well worth it in an instant!

By day 5 we ended our journey in Durango. While there were times of frustration, aches, pains and fatigue, I felt accomplished and proud of reaching my goal.

After 5 days and 75 miles I gotta tell ya the burger I had for lunch that day tasted better than any burger I can remember!

During this adventure, I had the opportunity to really put a few pieces of the Stonewear Fall 17 line to the test. My uniform of sorts on the trail started with our Supernova fleece lined tights for the cool mornings…to get my legs warmed up for the day. I used my Vinyasa Tank as my first layer as it is longer, a little heavier weight which is perfect for cool hiking days. The breath heather fabric was cozy soft on my skin as I pushed through the miles. My mid layer was our new Diamond Long Sleeve. It was lightweight, breathable and has thumbholes which kept my hands warm around my trekking poles in the chilly late afternoons (this new basic has become a staple in my wardrobe). My final and maybe my favorite new piece was my top layer, the Beta Hoody. It has fleece lined arms (to match the Supernova tight) to keep the heat in, and a breathable body made of our new stretch jacquard fabric. Other features include fantastic thumbholes, full hood and half zip allowing me to breathe when I needed it.

Stonewear’s new Fall line is designed to take a hike…whether just a walk on a local trail or taking on a multi-day backpacking adventure. Our durable, comfortable clothes will move with you WEARever you may go.

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