Day 2: So I forgot one cord that I needed to charge the battery packs for my solar panel. Worst part? There's one in my truck that would have worked. Hand slap to the face! I know! Don't worry about it! It's a break from tech! However, my phone is my camera, my clock, and alarm clock.
We didn't have a lot of money. We literally went out and bought the bare minimum (which you always find out later is still too much stuff) at the lowest price we could find. So when you hear a gear review from me, you'll get a synopsis of how I came to the equipment I have now.
My answer to that question is always a resounding YES! Why? Because they will change your hiking life. They are one of my most important pieces of gear. They are not just for those older bad asses that are still going strong that are finishing a 14er just as you're getting started. I will tell you why I love trekking poles.
Day 1: I decided that since I had some time off work, I'd do a slightly impromptu through-type hike down in Southern Colorado. I would be doing part of the CDT (Continental Divide Trail) and making a semi loop out of two other trails, the Squaw Creek Trail and the Ute Creek Trail