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( August 5th, 1980 to October 8th, 1980 )

The route for Colorado
passed through or near:
  • Dove Creek
  • Rico
  • Silverton
  • The Continental Divide
  • Del Norte
  • Great Sand Dunes Nt'l Monument
  • Walsenburg
  • La Junta
  • Route information
Gudrun Gaskill was the Colorado Coordinator for HikaNation.

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pre ricopre Rico
August 17, 1980 -- Day 128




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bob breakbreak time
August 17, 1980 -- Day 128




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trailtrail shot
August 17, 1980 -- Day 128




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trail2another trail shot
August 17, 1980 -- Day 128




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conversationLocked in conversation
August 17, 1980 -- Day 128

...and just where is the trail from here ???


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north of ricoNorth of Rico
August 19, 1980 -- Day 130




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northrico3north of Rico
August 19, 1980 -- Day 130




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streamLake Hope stream
August 19, 1980 -- Day 130




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closeupapproaching Lake Hope
August 19, 1980 -- Day 130




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posenear Lake Hope
August 20, 1980 -- Day 131




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lake hope
Lake Hope
August 20, 1980
Day 131
lake hope


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lake hopelast shot of Lake Hope
August 21, 1980 -- Day 132




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mnt flowersafter Lake Hope
August 21, 1980 -- Day 132

Flowers by the trail, between Lake Hope and Silverton.


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meetingHigh-level meeting
August 23, 1980 -- Day 134

After about a 7-day layover in Silverton, the assistant to the assistant of the Undersecretary of the Department of the Interior arrived to inspire us with a speech.

Kern, Kemsley and Senior Deputy of the Interior Deparment
to join HikaNation



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silvertonSilverton, Colorado
August 24, 1980 -- Day 135

Cross country hikers arrive
The Silverton Standard and Miner


Hikers reach the Divide
The Silverton Standard and Miner



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lost lakeLost Lake
August 27, 1980 -- Day 138

After climbing out of Silverton and up to the Continental Divide, several wrong turns were taken and we stumbled onto this lake, and a "dead-end"; but the next day we "bush-whacked" our way back to the trail.


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nebo passNebo Pass
August 28, 1980 -- Day 139

The majority of the hike on the Continental Divide was located within the Weminuche Wilderness area.


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nebo passNebo Pass
August 28, 1980 -- Day 139




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heavy packHeavy pack; high altitude.
August 28, 1980 -- Day 139




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pyramidPyramid and the window
August 28, 1980 -- Day 139




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another shot of the pyramid
August 28, 1980 -- Day 139




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cdivide2Migraine Lake
August 29, 1980 -- Day 140




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