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    Anyone else get a great sense of anticipation when you have ordered something for a hike and you are just waiting for it to show up even if the hike is "a ways off?" I just ordered some trail books for Colorado as our son is supposed to get stationed there this year. And well, as good parents we want to visit him OF COURSE. I am thinking "Why does it take 4 DAYS to get a book shipped these days?!"
    Don't they know I need to start reading NOW?!
    LOL
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    I know the feeling!!!!

    As an, ahem, aside.... maybe this book would be useful if your son is stationed in/near Denver? I, er, "know" the author fairly well....

    https://www.amazon.com/Best-Denver-H...ustomerReviews

    There are similar books for CO springs, boulder, Ft. Collins, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorado_rob View Post
    I know the feeling!!!!

    As an, ahem, aside.... maybe this book would be useful if your son is stationed in/near Denver? I, er, "know" the author fairly well....

    https://www.amazon.com/Best-Denver-H...ustomerReviews

    There are similar books for CO springs, boulder, Ft. Collins, etc.
    LOL. He's got "soft orders" for Fort Carson. I ordered "Guide to Colorado Mountains" and of course "Colorado 14er Disasters" because I have developed a habit of reading about the bad outcomes some have experienced in areas I hike.

    Which book is best for Fort Carson (Colorado Springs)?
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    Kindle version instant delivery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PennyPincher View Post
    LOL. He's got "soft orders" for Fort Carson. I ordered "Guide to Colorado Mountains" and of course "Colorado 14er Disasters" because I have developed a habit of reading about the bad outcomes some have experienced in areas I hike.

    Which book is best for Fort Carson (Colorado Springs)?
    Here's the CO springs version:

    https://www.amazon.com/Colorado-Spri...4688887&sr=8-2

    Ft. Carson is in an excellent location for accessing the southern CO mountains, in particular the Sangre De Cristo ("blood of Christ") range, one of my favorites. And Salida and nearby mountains (southern Sawatch range) is really close too (out US 50).

    Yeah, if he likes climbing, he'll start the 14er quest, most new Coloradan hikers do, but don't ignore the 13ers; there are nearly 600 of them (vs 55 14ers) and they are a lot less crowded. Since you might already have a 14er book, maybe Gerry Roachs', here's the 13er version:

    https://www.amazon.com/Colorados-Thi...4689185&sr=8-1

    Hope the Ft. Carson thing works out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maineiac64 View Post
    Kindle version instant delivery.
    I need a hard copy to satisfy my tactile needs. (that and making notes - and yes, I know you can do that in kindle)
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    Everything takes much longer to ship these days. 2 day overnight on some Alpaca base layers took 11 days. You can bet that I opened them and immediately went on a hike

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    Quote Originally Posted by PennyPincher View Post
    I need a hard copy to satisfy my tactile needs. (that and making notes - and yes, I know you can do that in kindle)
    If it makes you feel better about the wait, went into a borders the other day to get a book for my daughter who wasn’t feeling well and likes old school print books. It was $35 for that dang book, $20 on amazon.

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