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    Getting out as much as I can..which is never enough. :) Mags's Avatar
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    Default Colorado Trail "End to End" guide

    Latest and greatest version will be here as of July 2013.
    http://www.pmags.com/colorado-trail-end-to-end-guide
    Last edited by Mags; 07-04-2013 at 18:26. Reason: updated july 2013
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    I referred my buddy Jeff Brewer your way Mags. He's the President of the Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail, and is thinking about hiking the Colorado Trail in '09. He wrote me back to say that he had visited your website, and that your info was "very helpful."

    Thanks for all your continued efforts to provide this great information to the hiking community.
    'All my lies are always wishes" ~Jeff Tweedy~

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    Thanks for the kind words!

    Now, I have to catchup with your friend from the AHS and upload the photos.

    Teaching a Land Nav 101 course tonight. There are 13 people signed up. 10 are women.... Sometime it really is good to give back.
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    Thanks Mags.

    I'm hoping/considering a CT thru next year. Will depend on getting a Leave from work, questionable, but worth a try!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mags View Post

    Teaching a Land Nav 101 course tonight. There are 13 people signed up. 10 are women.... Sometime it really is good to give back.
    Wow... Too bad I live so far away. Best of luck.

    PS Another great doc!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyle View Post
    Thanks Mags.

    I'm hoping/considering a CT thru next year. Will depend on getting a Leave from work, questionable, but worth a try!!!
    It is a wonderful trail. A great to see Colorado for sure!
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    Yeah, hiked about 100 miles of CDT (Silverton area to Wolf Creek Pass back in 1980. Actually hiked part of that with Gudy of CT fame. Have wanted to get back to that area ever since.

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    Mags, this is wonderful! Your site answered all of my basic questions. Now I'm tempted.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sly View Post
    Gudy is aweome.
    I agree Sly.

    I was actually hiking with her on my birthday, so she made me a pan of sauted mushrooms for dinner. She is also an accomplished amature mycologist. Later that year was part of the Woman's Expedition to Annapurna - truely an amazingly accomplished person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyle View Post
    Actually hiked part of that with Gudy of CT fame. Have wanted to get back to that area ever since.
    Now, THERE is a trail legend. A woman who had a dream of a trail and brought it to life.

    And she still hikes!
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    Thanks Mags. Your trail guide was indispensable to me when I thru-hike the CT in 2006. My only addition that might help out is that Molas Lake Campground apparently can only take UPS packages, not USPS. I arived on a Saturday afternoon, and learned that the post office must still be holding my maildrop, since they won't deliver packages to the campground. No big deal. The only real snag for me was having to buy a new CT Guidebook in Silverton for the last 76 miles. But the hitch in and out were the easiest of the whole hike.

    Again, thanks for your excellent and FREE guide to CT resupply. It is a real treasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearpaw View Post
    Thanks Mags. Your trail guide was indispensable to me when I thru-hike the CT in 2006. My only addition that might help out is that Molas Lake Campground apparently can only take UPS packages, not USPS. I arived on a Saturday afternoon, and learned that the post office must still be holding my maildrop, since they won't deliver packages to the campground. No big deal. The only real snag for me was having to buy a new CT Guidebook in Silverton for the last 76 miles. But the hitch in and out were the easiest of the whole hike.

    Again, thanks for your excellent and FREE guide to CT resupply. It is a real treasure.
    Ooh! That is something new! That's the kind of feedback I need. Many, many, MANY Thanks!

    Glad you enjoyed the doc..and the trail itself.
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    ..and the info is now updated. Thanks again! I gave you credit i nthe THANK YOU list.
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    any info on south platte townsite? secondary road 97

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mags View Post
    thanks mags, my girlfriend and i changed our plans from LT. to CT. I noticed last night i might need a new trailside databook. i had one laying around i believe its a 2nd edition 2002?

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    The second edition is not too far off from the 3rd edition, but for the price you are better off just buying the 3rd IMO.

    Have a blast on the trail!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mags View Post
    I was going to post it here...but I am too lazy to fix the formatting.

    Anyway, I wrote a document about walking the Colorado Trail end to end .

    The doc has information on Colorado Trail resupply, Colorado Trail thru-hiking, and other information useful for a person on a long hike of the Colorado Trail.

    The current version was revised in November 2007.


    You can read it at http://www.pmags.com/joomla/index.ph...d=23&Itemid=30
    nice site mags very helpful... are there any guide books like the AT. HANDBOOK that list services and prices in the towns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrumbSnatcher View Post
    nice site mags very helpful... are there any guide books like the AT. HANDBOOK that list services and prices in the towns.
    Not that I know of.

    My little doc is about it. It does have the basic info (this town has motels, groceries, etc) but not a comprehensive listing like the AT/PCT/CDT guidebooks.
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