What past trekkers had to say

"It was a most excellent experience! This CME trip afforded me an extended stay in the back country that I would not be able to do on my own.  CME gives aging backpackers a great alternative to remain out in the wilderness."

"Without reservation I would recommend CME for any fit hiker. The diversity of the group was a big plus and CME does a good job of making sure that the participant hikers know what they are undertaking when they sign up."

"Honestly, I cannot say enough good things about my experience with CME. Having solo-hiked the vast majority of the CT, I was not sure how hiking with a group would be. But everything exceeded my expectations and I not only overwhelmingly enjoyed the trek, but gained both confidence & conditioning to go on and finish the CT solo as planned!"

"Of all the vacations I have taken, the Colorado Trail trips have always been my favorite and most memorable. I look forward to seeing you next year."

"The most pleasurable hiking experience I have ever had."

"It was great - my favorite trip yet. Thank you."

"Could not have been better. Just the kind of hard hike I wanted, without a heavy pack."

"Excellent and I am very nostalgic about having only section one left - Thanks for a great week, Chris and Jeanne".

"The trek was one of the most physically challenging things I've ever done but also one of the most rewarding."

"Amazing high country, ample support, competent guides, terrific food, assurance of safety (as far as one can be in the high country), patient and friendly co-hikers, super trail tread--and more. Thanks for offering this terrific access to those of us who love the CT, but who can't hike it on our own."

"A great crew! They worked well together as a team and took great care of the hikers. They checked in just enough to make sure we were OK without hovering. If they didn't have an answer to a question they said so - but between them there was a great range of knowledge."

"Very personable, entertaining, knowledgeable, fun - very special people. I didn't just feel like they were my 'guides', I really grew to feel like they were friends even in such a short time. Very supportive as well!"

"In my opinion, the supported treks have only gotten better. Your customer service is incredible. That, along with your knowledge of the trail and of the outdoors, make these trips the highlight of my summer. All I can suggest is that you keep up the great work!"

"The food was wonderful. The breakfast assortment was great--I was always amazed at the fresh fruit every morning. Dinners were creative and always good. Please thank your daughters for the exceptional desserts!"

"You all are amazing at taking care of gluten-free people (I'm not one - I just witnessed it) and other special diet requests. I was overwhelmed at what was prepared for us each day. Every meal was delicious, snacks were awesome, lunch selections perfect and our welcome back appetizers - we were so spoiled!"

"Of sixteen guided and supported treks I have experienced to date, this one had the finest collection of individuals and the best hikers.  Usually, there is at least one crazy/annoying person who detracts from the enjoyable ebb and flow of daily events, but not this time." read more | 5 day journal