Finding a hiking partner for some hikes between Oct 7-13?

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Finding a hiking partner for some hikes between Oct 7-13?

Post by andi75 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:08 pm

Hi,

I'm a 43 year old math teacher from Switzerland, and after spending two weeks of a (school-)trip to D.C. I'm flying to Denver on October 6. If the weather permits it, I want to do a few hikes in Colorado, including my first 14er (the highest mountain I ever ascended (on skis, across the glacier) was about 12k, no problems with altitude sickness there).

While I'm well experienced, solo hiking always carries a bit of danger, especially in unfamiliar territory and this late in the season. So, I'm wondering if other people plan to hike in Colorado in October. Where would I look for them?

I'll be driving a cheap rental car, so rough roads are out of the question. Is there some good source on which roads are paved and which are not? I checked the FAQ page, but a lot of the links don't seem to work anymore.

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Re: Finding a hiking partner for some hikes between Oct 7-13?

Post by Scott P » Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:25 am

October 7 is the Fall Gathering near Lake City if you can make that:

https://www.14ers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=55101
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