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Colorado Trail - 80 miles added

Postby dehrlich101 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:25 pm

Quote from the Colorado Trail Foundations Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Colorado-Trail-Foundation/115337198486403

We just mailed out Tread Lines announcing the newest edition to the Trail - 80 NEW MILES collocated with the CDT, The Collegiate West! It makes an awesome 160 mile loop with the north end at Twin Lakes and the south end at the top of South Fooses Creek. Good-bye shuttle, hello vistas!


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They are also trying to win $20,000 from Colorado Native Lager. Help support the CT by "liking" the page and then press vote, and select the button BELOW their logo.

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Re: Colorado Trail - 80 miles added

Postby geojed » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:38 pm

That's awesome!

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Re: Colorado Trail - 80 miles added

Postby SKIBREC » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:47 pm

what a cool loop that is going to be :-D
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Re: Colorado Trail - 80 miles added

Postby Tory Wells » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:18 pm

Wanna take bets on who will be the first person(s) to "run" the whole loop in a single push?
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Re: Colorado Trail - 80 miles added

Postby dehrlich101 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:40 pm

Tory Wells wrote:Wanna take bets on who will be the first person(s) to "run" the whole loop in a single push?


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Re: Colorado Trail - 80 miles added

Postby Jim Davies » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:38 am

I don't understand the "good-bye shuttle" thing. The new section still goes through a wilderness area, so can't be biked, right?

But more trails are a good thing, although now those hundreds of CT finishers will have to go back and do another 80 miles. :)
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Re: Colorado Trail - 80 miles added

Postby Rich H » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:30 am

It looks like it goes over Hope Pass - then? maybe Pear Lake or Missouri Gulch? - on the North side.

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Re: Colorado Trail - 80 miles added

Postby geojed » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:06 am

My Guess on Route: Hope Pass - Winfield - Lake Ann Pass - Timberline Trail - Texas Creek - Timberline Trail - Mirror Lake - Tincup Pass - FS Trail 1439 - Tunnel Gulch - Chalk Creek Pass - Boss Lake Res - FS Trail 1420 - Monarch Pass.
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Re: Colorado Trail - 80 miles added

Postby Doctor No » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:00 am

It's apparently the CDT (according to a comment on that same Facebook thread) - although I can't find a good detailed map of that online.

From that thread: "This section has long been CDNST. Only now it will officially be collocated with the CT, adopted by the CTF and maintained by volunteers. These 80 miles includes the beautiful Hope Pass. It’s expected the loop will mainly appeal to hikers and horseback riders. Mountain bikers might not choose it because of the lengthy detours required. It’s very new to us, we’re still learning all the particulars, and we are very excited. Thanks goes out to all CDT’ers who worked on this section previously!"

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Re: Colorado Trail - 80 miles added

Postby Dex » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:14 am

There is talk in Ga about extending the Appalachian trail to the Gulf along the Chattahoochee River.
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Re: Colorado Trail - 80 miles added

Postby geojed » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:15 am

Doctor No wrote:It's apparently the CDT (according to a comment on that same Facebook thread) - although I can't find a good detailed map of that online.

Here's a zoomable map of the CDT in Colorado created from a GPX.
http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?q=mymap,203132380232741494958.0004ce78697eea713e6e1
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Re: Colorado Trail - 80 miles added

Postby LynnKH » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:19 am

dehrlich101 wrote:
They are also trying to win $20,000 from Colorado Native Lager. Help support the CT by "liking" the page and then press vote, and select the button BELOW their logo.

https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoNativeLager


That's awesome that there's a new section of the trail that creates a loop. Can't wait to check it out and thanks for the great work you do.

But I gotta throw this out there: Alternatively, you could vote for Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center! We take care of about 2,400 sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals each year and the $20,000 would go a really long way towards buying formula and other basic supplies for our animals, like for this orphaned baby fox. All of our animals go back into the wild as soon as they are ready.

Animals v. Trails - I know, it is a tough choice!
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