Hiking Colorado's Summits (Regional Hiking Series)

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9781560447153: Hiking Colorado's Summits (Regional Hiking Series)

Book by Mitchler, John Drew, Covill, Dave

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The authors would like to dedicate this guidebook to all those outdoor enthusiasts who can't wait to get out and see something they haven't seen before, to go somewhere new, to find a special place that few have found before, and generally not follow in the footsteps of the rest of the weekend warriors. There are hikers who can't remember where they went last vacation, much less last summer. This book is not for them. It is for those who like to keep track of their accomplishments, shooting for a goal, checking off new places visited on the infinite list of the great outdoors as they go along. You know who you are; you make a list when you go to the grocery store, you write down directions when you need to drive to an unfamiliar neighborhood. You aren't afraid of a road trip, and you've camped out before just to save money. You keep track of who sent you a Christmas card, and most importantly, you remember all the mountains you've climbed and all the trails you've hiked. In short, you're a peakbagger, but you're tired of eating the dust of other hikers on the more popular peaks in Colorado, particularly on the fourteeners. You yearn for the solitude of the plains mesa and the rugged splendor of a seldom-visited thirteener. You anticipate the day, not too far from today, when you will jump in your car and make a quick escape to the trailhead of a nearby hill or peak that isn't famous, isn't difficult, isn't awe-inspiring, but it's all yours for that day. You are now a county highpointer. This book is for you. Don't forget to sign the register.

About the Author:

The authors have been hiking in Colorado for the pasty two decades. They ran into each other at a party for the Highpointers Club and soon discovered that the counties of Colorado held a new challenge for them. County highpointing, or peakbagging taken to a new extreme, soon occupied their summer vacations, fall weekends, and winter spare time. John and Dave were off and runing, and the result, four years later, is this guidebook. Dave Covill was born in Massachusetts and first discovered Colorado on a geology field trip in college. He soon moved to Colorado for good and works for an oil company in Denver. He lives in Evergreen with his wife, Beckie , and teenage son, Chris, and has absolutely no spare time. Dave has summitted most of the state highpoints and Colorado's Fourteeners, and always has an eye out for a new list. John Mitchler was raised in rural Illinois where he gained an appreciation of nature on his parent's farm along the Fox River. After working as a geologist in the coal fields of Illinois, he came to Colorado as an employee of an environmental engineering firm. A fascination with maps and a love of travelling have taken him to the highpoint of 46 states to date, and helped him become the first person to reach the highest point of every county in Colorado. John lives in Golden with partner Wendy, and has never met a highpoint he didn't like.

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