Lake Ann Pass, nestled high in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, is a sight to behold in mid-September. The Colorado Trail/American Discovery Trail snakes its way through the pass up to 12,500 feet.
This week, "Blackberry Brian" Christner summited and found an early dusting of snow at the top at the beginning of the last week of Summer.
Segments 1-4 - Utah State Line to Denver
- 81 new waypoints were added between Denver and the Utah State line.
- Extensive Hiker Notes and additional services for Fruita and Grand Junction.
- We have added map pages to match the newly renumbered Section 2, which has been updated due to outdated waypoints. I also added additional water notes from Bernie'22 – the gift that just keeps on giving.
- We are also reorganizing our Gaia GPS Waypoints and folders in Colorado into three buckets - West (Utah Line to Denver), North (Nebraska Line to Denver), and South (Kansas Line to Denver). This will help increase future re-sync speed.
Segment 3 - Dodge City to Kinsley
Ray "RayRey'23" Reynoso passed through Central Kansas this month and passed along some thoughts and tips along the way.
Segment 4 - Kinsley to Great Bend
We have added an alternate south of Larned that several ADT hikers, including Karen & Jerry back in 2011 took to avoid the monotonous stair-stepping of roads through central Kansas. "Think Pythagorean Theorem or just rely on your common sense. Some days, we have more common sense than others. Today was one of those days," they wrote.
Segment 5 - Great Bend to McPherson
Added an additional resupply spot in Lyon and updated information on free camping at the Lyon City Park and the Central Baptist Bicycle Campground in Great Bend.
Segment 6 - McPherson to Herington
Updated camping services and water information in Tampa. HT RayRey'23
Hike Your Hike. John.
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"Blackberry Brian" Christner
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