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Open Door to Solitude

Every couple of months, 68-year-old Ed Zevely rides into the Colorado high country to camp for weeks at a time—and he does it completely alone.

Through thunderstorms, open meadows and treacherous passes, he finds his own patch of serenity. Far from the modern world, it's a place where the only goal is to move and breathe, and where you can truly understand the difference between loneliness and solitude.

Gear Up for the High Country

"The first time we rode out of this drainage and got into the high country, it was like walking through a door."