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Colorado Trail 2021

Post by swinney_megan20 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:11 pm

I am hiking the Colorado Trail next summer and I plan to summit Elbert mid way through. Currently looking for a partner, anyone wanna join?
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Re: Colorado Trail 2021

Post by swinney_megan20 » Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:35 pm

Update: Planning to add Massive, Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Shavano, Tabeguache, and San Luis to the line up.
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Re: Colorado Trail 2021

Post by nunns » Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:09 pm

swinney_megan20 wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:35 pm
Update: Planning to add Massive, Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Shavano, Tabeguache, and San Luis to the line up.
I think you might be decreasing, rather than increasing, the number of people interested in joining. :-D
Although if I were a 20something yo male I would at least send a pm to someone named megan20. :-D
Good luck; hope you have a good trip.
CO trail is on my list to do in 2025ish.

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Re: Colorado Trail 2021

Post by swinney_megan20 » Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:31 pm

justiner wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:47 pm
Here you go:

https://justinsimoni.com/2018/11/10/how ... -included/
Hey thanks! This really helps!
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Re: Colorado Trail 2021

Post by Klad24 » Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:35 pm

Those are all pretty popular 14ers; you won't be alone. A friend of mine who I hiked the CT with this past summer took the side trail up Elbert and counted over 200 people on the way down (granted, it was a Saturday).

Based on the 14ers you're planning to hit, it sounds like you're planning to take the Collegiate East route. Though the Collegiate West alternative does not offer access to as many 14ers, I thought it was one of the most beautiful sections of the entire CT.

Either way it's an incredible trail. Enjoy.
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Re: Colorado Trail 2021

Post by kmikwilliams » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:48 pm

Hey! I hiked the CT in 2012 and linked up most of the Sawatch on that trip. You won't be alone on those peaks. When I moved onto the 13er Centenials, I wished I had added Half Peak (it's right off the trail). It also has a pretty sweet bridge looking traverse. And linked Stewart with San Luis, while taking an extra day for "Pheonix" via Diablo. Maybe post on the CT Hiking Fbook or Women's CT Hiking Fbook closer to your trip to see if you'd get a connection? Feel free to reach out if you have any q's!
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Re: Colorado Trail 2021

Post by kmikwilliams » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:53 pm

Klad24 wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:35 pm
Based on the 14ers you're planning to hit, it sounds like you're planning to take the Collegiate East route. Though the Collegiate West alternative does not offer access to as many 14ers, I thought it was one of the most beautiful sections of the entire CT.
Absolutely agree with this. Go back and do the West side at some point! It's gorgeous!

I will say you could take the Twin Lakes West loop to more easily snag Hope, La Plata, Huron, Missouri, Belford, Oxford, over to Harvard, Columbia, and then bushwhack down to the East side for your remaining Sawach.
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Re: Colorado Trail 2021

Post by CaptCO » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:59 pm

I was going to mess around this Winter 2-3 day’ing the CT, and then give it a go solo next summer in <2-3 weeks. If interested in car pooling some segments leading into 2021 season PM
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Re: Colorado Trail 2021

Post by swinney_megan20 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:33 pm

kmikwilliams wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:48 pm
Hey! I hiked the CT in 2012 and linked up most of the Sawatch on that trip. You won't be alone on those peaks. When I moved onto the 13er Centenials, I wished I had added Half Peak (it's right off the trail). It also has a pretty sweet bridge looking traverse. And linked Stewart with San Luis, while taking an extra day for "Pheonix" via Diablo. Maybe post on the CT Hiking Fbook or Women's CT Hiking Fbook closer to your trip to see if you'd get a connection? Feel free to reach out if you have any q's!
Thanks for the suggestions! I am on the CT Facebook page but I didn't know there was a women's page.
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Re: Colorado Trail 2021

Post by swinney_megan20 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:35 pm

CaptCO wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:59 pm
I was going to mess around this Winter 2-3 day’ing the CT, and then give it a go solo next summer in <2-3 weeks. If interested in car pooling some segments leading into 2021 season PM
Dang two to three weeks would be a little fast for me lol. Hopefully I'll see you out there!
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Re: Colorado Trail 2021

Post by stephakett » Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:35 pm

rad. been DYING to make time to spend 5-6 weeks on the CT. have fun!!!!
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