Plan B Itinerary & Colorado Trail Section Maps

WHAT WE'RE DOING (at a high level; more detail on THIS CALENDAR)
  1. Saturday 30 June
    Be safe and smart and don't get hurt
    Arrive Denver
    Drive to Colorado Springs
    Hike Garden of the Gods
    Tour US Olympic Training Center
    Have BBQ for dinner
    Stay at Hyatt Place hotel

  2. Sunday 1 July
    Be safe and smart and don't get hurt
    Drive up Pike's Peak
    Tour Manitou Springs
    Eat lunch at The Loop
    Hike up the Manitou Incline
    Have pizza for dinner
    Stay at Hyatt Place hotel

  3. Monday 2 July
    Be safe and smart and don't get hurt
    Drive to Cimarron
    Tour Philmont museums and base camp + Trading Post
    Tour Cimarron
    Eat dinner at The St. James Hotel
    Stay at the Cimarron Inn (hotel)

  4. Tuesday 3 July
    Be safe and smart and don't get hurt
    Shotgun shooting at NRA Whittington Center
    Drive to Pueblo, Colorado and go food shopping
    Drive to Cañon City, Colorado and prepare for backpacking (final shakedown + last chance to buy last-minute items)

  5. Wednesday 4 July
    Be safe and smart and don't get hurt
    Half-day whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River
    Begin backpacking Session 1 (~2 miles)

  6. Thursday 5 July to Monday 9 July
    Be safe and smart and don't get hurt
    Backpacking Session 1 on the Colorado Trail
    (parts of segments CW05, 15, 14 and 13)
    Tent camping for 4 nights

  7. Monday 9 July
    Be safe and smart and don't get hurt
    Soaking, swimming and water sliding at Mount Princeton Hot Springs
    Afternoon choice of: fishing, mountain biking, or rock climbing
    Tent camping at commercial campground (toilets, showers, laundry)
    Set up for backpacking Session 2

  8. Tuesday 10 July to Saturday 14 July
    Be safe and smart and don't get hurt
    Backpacking Session 2 on the Colorado Trail
    (parts of segments 10 and 11)
    Tent camping for 4 nights

  9. Saturday 14 July
    Be safe and smart and don't get hurt
    Exit trail and drive to Denver area
    Afternoon activities to be planned (hang out at hotel pool, movie, miniature golf)
    Prepare for travel home
    Hotel stay

  10. Sunday 15 July
    Be safe and smart and don't get hurt
    All day at Elitch Gardens amusement and water park
    Fly home at 6PM, arriving Philadelphia 11:50PM


FIRST SESSION

Collegiate West 05 into 15 Northbound into 14 North into southern section of 13. Exit at 2 hot springs areas. :-)








SECOND SESSION

Start southbound on Section 10 (long and friendly), enter Section 11 and climb Mount Elbert, Colorado's (and Rockies') highest peak. Totally achievable summit.







____________________
Bob Trejo - Scoutmaster
BSA Troop 98 - Whitpain Township, Pennsylvania - www.bsa98.com

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