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From Palmer Park to Barr Trail, Cheyenne Canyon to the Garden of the Gods, we're very lucky to have this network of trails. Post your photos and tell us about your adventures. Click "START DISCUSSION" to your stories/photos.

Location: Colorado Springs and The Pikes Peak Region
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Get the facts on the future of Bear Creek Watershed trails

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Tags: Greenback, cutthroat, trout, hiking, bike

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It's not a 14er, we give you that, but this WILL get you ready for an awesome summer and fall in our lovely mountains! Check out this mountain foothill race:Join us on a 5 mile trail course in…Continue

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Rampart Reservoir may open by Memorial Day, other fire-ravaged areas closed indefinitely 1 Reply

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Comment by Matt Payne on March 17, 2011 at 12:02am
Steri-pens are great and have another advantage of being very light. Since you're travelling a great distance, you might want to take a look at these resources here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/2005_trip_...
Comment by Tim Bergsten on March 16, 2011 at 10:20pm

Hey Angie! Great adventure you have planned there. Take a good filtering system for your water - and I know it will add weight, but this is how I think - consider a backup system or take along some iodine tabs, just in case.

You won't have any problems with coyotes - unless they get too noisy at night. There are no wolves in Colorado. Bears are another story. They'll want your food, not you. So bring a length of rope or some way to hang your food out of reach. But I can tell you, in all my nights sleeping in the woods, I've never encountered a bear. If they came by at night, they were very polite and did not wake me, nor, so far as I could tell, did they make an attempt to stand on each other's shoulders to steal my bag of food. Here in town, they visit each night at certain times of year.

Fishing..I have one rule. I always take my fly rod. Bring your fishing stuff. You may encounter some high water in June - runoff will be cooking. But the fishing can still be great. Still, I'd have a backup plan. I've gone hungry a couple of times thinking I'd feed myself with fish.

And I would like to echo Matt's suggestion: It's all in the planning. Do your homework and you'll really increase your chances of a life-altering experience ... in a good way.

Comment by Matt Payne on March 16, 2011 at 8:40pm
I thought my website was in my profile... but no.. http://www.100summits.com
Comment by Matt Payne on March 16, 2011 at 8:38pm
Yeah, well not many people do hikes like this :-) I actually have the TOPO! program on my computer. Maybe if I get bored tonight I'll plot out a route and shoot it to you via .jpg. Let me know. You can contact me via my website.
Comment by Matt Payne on March 16, 2011 at 8:01pm
That's quite a backpack Angie! Just to clarify, you want to hike from Colorado Springs all the way to Delta? For starters, you're going to want to get a program called TOPO! for your computer and the Colorado TOPO! maps as well. Otherwise, a good set of Trails Illustrated and/or USGS quads will serve you well I suppose. That's a huge route, so my concern would be food and water. Water can be easy if you plan ahead on your route, food... eh.. may need to make several stops on the way. Long story short - plan your trip ahead of time carefully!
Comment by Matt Payne on October 21, 2010 at 4:00pm
Good write-up Rob. I'm not sure I agree or disagree on the proposal, but it is good to see that discussions are happening.
Comment by Rob Lucas on October 21, 2010 at 3:36pm
I'll be at the Manitou Incline meeting tonight. They've put together a good draft but there are a few things I don't agree with. My thoughts are here
Comment by Kraig Sullivan on October 20, 2010 at 7:24am
I recently returned from a 300 mile section hike on the Appalachian Trail from North Carolina to Georgia thru the Smoky Mountains. Interested in finding out if other locals have sectioned the AT or completed a thru-hike...also interested in local hikes for fall...
Comment by Mark Maloney on August 29, 2010 at 4:27pm
I've climbed several 14ers, to include Mt. Whitney-this year (top 4 in the contiguous U.S.) Hope to make my second attempt on Yale next month (got drenched and had to do a U turn on my first go at it). Hope to make a contribution down the line and hopefully pick up some good information from others.
Comment by Robert Mitchell on July 1, 2010 at 8:21am
Last weekend I did the Lilly Lake Trail. We lost trail a few times, but stuck with the creek and found our way. Few areas were pretty washed out and muddy, I believe that's the reason for the confusion ;) REWARD beautiful views of Lindsey, California, and Blanca
 

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