I Am Hiking! Ride In My Shirt Pocket!

Hello Friends! 

I am currently hiking from Pueblo Colorado to Colorado Springs! Let’s see how far I can get! Message me in the comments and I will give you my coordinates on Google Maps!

Colorado and Alaska running legend Shawn Erchinger caught wind of my distance attempt and dropped by with some cool items to take with me on the way!  It is always cool when a local celebrity steps down to help us little fellas!

Screenshot of Shawn from the Artic Sounder

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Goodies Shawn Donated!

You can read more about this amazing guy here:

Shawn Erchinger Incline Club Member

His Pikes Peak Marathon Stats.

Arctic Sounder News 

His LinkedIn If want pointed in the right direction for legal assistance

Way cool Shawn!

Well, without further ado, leave a comment and I will post

Author: The Storyteller

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. His favorite quote is "Don't count the lions. It will make you afraid and slow you down."

124 thoughts on “I Am Hiking! Ride In My Shirt Pocket!

      1. rue202 says:

        Wow!!! And took a look at where you are atm – that’s pretty awesome!!! Well done!

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        1. The Storyteller says:

          I have to keep that pace all day, 😆. I am taking a lengthy break and eating an apple right now. There are coyotes 100 yards off yapping. Pretty cool!

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          1. rue202 says:

            Coyotes! Awesome! They’re not going to become a danger, are they?

          1. YouLittleCharmer says:

            20 mins a mile??
            I probably wouldn’t even make one!! 😁

            Keep going my friend. Look forward to checking in with you later 👍🖤

  1. Beverly says:

    Yay, nephew! Keep up that pace…you can do it!! It is going to be pretty cool today in terms of the temperature so that is good.

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  2. 1972italy says:

    Wow! Look at you go! Well done! I hope your adventure is al you want and more! <3

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  3. Hannah Calintina says:

    Hey!
    You can do this bro!!
    Where are ya?😜💜

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  4. Hannah Calintina says:

    It looks like ur halfway there!!!😄🥳🎉🎊

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  5. Beck says:

    This is really cool 😎 why are you so cool? 😎 will I ever be as cool 😎 as you?
    Where are you?

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    1. The Storyteller says:

      (Salvaged From Spam… Sorry) I am currently home! I apologize that this was spammed. I have my settings wide open too! Beck, you being around is what makes us cool!

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      1. Beck says:

        Hahaha!
        Thanks StoryTeller! Glad you made it home safe and sound. Many blessings to you.

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  6. Beverly says:

    You are doing great, nephew! How are you feeling?

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  7. Beverly says:

    Woo Hoo!!!! That is amazing! You are getting so close! 👏😎😄👟👟. I am so glad you are feeling good. You are most welcome…thanks for including us in this adventure!

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      1. herbthiel says:

        It appears you have done 27.8 miles to the point you last sent. Where is the end goal? You’re almost in Fountain city limits.

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  8. Beverly says:

    You are in the last stretch, nephew…amazing! Keep pushing, nephew!!! You got this! Praise the Lord!

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      1. Beverly says:

        You’re welcome! Wow!!!! You are so close….what an incredible accomplishment!!!👏👏👏😄👟👟

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  9. herbthiel says:

    By my figuring you should be pretty close to the target. Er, Walmart. Please let us know when you hit the end of your journey.

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    1. The Storyteller says:

      Will do. I believe my body is primarily burning fat. I do not function well that way. I am going to use All Trails calculation of 35. It accounts for a lot of things with distance.

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      1. herbthiel says:

        Well, when I did walking directions on Google Maps it came out to 35.2 miles. To the middle of the store, lol.

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  10. Beverly says:

    Dairy Queen is a hop, skip and a jump from Walmart so that is/was close enough. You did it!!! Huge congrats!!! 👏👏👏👏🥳🥳. Hopefully, you are resting now.

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  11. Beverly says:

    Okay….you got this. Almost there…🙌🙏🏽

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      1. Beverly says:

        Yay, nephew!!!! You did it! We are so happy for you! 🥳🥳😁🙌😁 Phil 4:13. Rest up…

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          1. Beverly says:

            I can imagine. Epsom salt will help over the next few days.

          2. Beverly says:

            That’s great! You’re welcome!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Wow! You did an amazing accomplishment! Way to go!

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        1. The Storyteller says:

          I did! Thanks for reading the comments; you get the news first! I will make a quick post about this soon!

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          1. hcmorris77 says:

            cool! I’ve wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail all the way through for a couple of years…tales a lot more prep though.

          2. hcmorris77 says:

            I might try and do it, not sure, but before I get too old to be able to. Maybe I can set the goal for 45…two years. Don’t know if I could do the whole thing though as it takes a couple of months.

          3. The Storyteller says:

            Way nifty! The longest wilderness hike for me was Four Pass Loop. We were unable to complete it due to the numerous avalanches from the prior winter and the excessive snow buildup.
            Still, we hiked the area for four days living out of our bear can!

            I an excited for your plans. I hope in everything that you follow through and do it. That would be the best!

            http://hikingwalking.com/index.php/destinations/co/co_cent/aspen/four_pass_loop

            http://hikingwalking.com/index.php/destinations/co/co_cent/aspen/four_pass_loop

          4. hcmorris77 says:

            If I do, gotta start working on it now as I am not getting any younger!

          1. The Storyteller says:

            Due to Covid, I am working a lot of hours. I try to get outside as often as possible.

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