Denver To Durango. A 500 Mile Hike On The Colorado Trail
By: Andy Niekamp
Description: Take a 500 mile journey from Denver to Durango on the Colorado Trail through the beautiful Rocky Mountains with photos and narration as Andy Niekamp recounts his epic 2013 summer hike. The Colorado Trail is Colorado's premier long distance trail and travels through the spectacular Rocky Mountains amongst peaks with lakes, creeks and diverse ecosystems. It traverses six wilderness areas and eight mountain ranges topping out at 13,271 feet. The average elevation is over 10,000 feet and it rises and falls dramatically. Learn how Andy endured sun, heat, rain, wind, hail and snow to complete this six week hike.
This presentation is free and open to the public. Bring a friend!
The hike by the numbers: ~1,000,000 footsteps, 484.6 miles hiked, 5 side trail miles, 39 days elapsed, 34 hiking days, 5 zeros, 22 days with rain, hail, snow or all three, 28 guidebook sections, 90 degrees highest temperature, 25 degrees lowest temperature, 8 mountain ranges, 6 national forests, 6 wilderness areas, 4 moose sightings, 90,000 feet of vertical climbing, 13,334 feet highest elevation, 10,000 feet average elevation, 929 photos taken, 8 towns visited, 9 hitchhikes, 6 resupply boxes, 6 rolls of toilet paper and some guidebook pages used, 1 twelve by twelve (12 miles by 12 noon), 1 gal in a bikini, 0 blisters, 0 injuries, 0 fall downs and ONE GREAT BIG INCREDIBLE AND WONDERFUL ADVENTURE!
About the Colorado Trail visit: http://www.coloradotrail.org/
More info: http://www.daytonmetrolibrary.org/library-locations/9-kettering-moraine-branch
Andy Niekamp is the Lead Adventurer for Outdoor Adventure Connection which specializes in backcountry adventures. Check us out at: http://www.outdooradventureconnection.com/