The Colorado Trail: An honest achievement

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The Colorado Trail: An honest achievement

Author talks of ups and downs during 482 miles
Cooke pauses along segment 22 of the Colorado Trail, a high-altitude section in the Rio Grande and Gunnison national forests that goes between Spring Creek Pass and Carson Saddle.
Cooke made camp in Elk Creek canyon in the Weminuche Wilderness, closing in on his 482-mile goal.
Where to find it

Shades of Grey, Splashes of Color – A Thru-hike of the Colorado Trail is available at more than 50 bookstores, outdoor stores and museums in Colorado, including Maria’s Bookshop and Gardenswartz Outdoors in Durango, and Fetch’s Mining and Mercantile in Silverton. It’s also available at www.cookerhiker.com ($15.95 plus $3.99 packing and shipping) and Amazon.

The Colorado Trail: An honest achievement

Cooke pauses along segment 22 of the Colorado Trail, a high-altitude section in the Rio Grande and Gunnison national forests that goes between Spring Creek Pass and Carson Saddle.
Cooke made camp in Elk Creek canyon in the Weminuche Wilderness, closing in on his 482-mile goal.
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