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Colorado Trail Section 1-5
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Peter Sustr
(czechxpress) - F - M

Locale: Boulder
Colorado Trail Section 1-5 on 05/07/2009 21:21:03 MDT Print View

Hey guys,

Just got home tonight from doing the first 5 sections of the CT and it was great! the weather was fine other then some rain in the beginning but, all went well. I did bruise my toe the last day but, my fiancee picked me up at Kenosha pass this afternoon. The trail is dry up until about 10K feet in the Lost Creek Wilderness area but, the snow was only ankle deep in most places. I will post some pics soon.

Update: here is a link to the video I put together for sections 1-3, my camera fell out of my pocket getting water so I killed it but, atleast I could recover this. Its my first time doing this so I hope you enjoy!!!


at the trail head

Waterton Canyon

Waterton Canyon

map at section 1

Map in Waterton Canyon end

Dinner night 1

Dinner Night 1


Buffalo Creek Burn area- section 2

Burn area in Section 2

little snake

Edited by czechxpress on 05/14/2009 22:44:08 MDT.

Peter Sustr
(czechxpress) - F - M

Locale: Boulder
Colorado Trail Section 1-3 video on 05/12/2009 12:45:43 MDT Print View

I updated my trip report with the video I just finished putting together. Enjoy!

Edited by czechxpress on 05/12/2009 12:46:14 MDT.

Devin Montgomery
(dsmontgomery) - MLife

Locale: one snowball away from big trouble
Re: Colorado Trail Section 1-3 video on 05/12/2009 13:49:46 MDT Print View

Thanks for sharing, it looks like it was a great trip! I particularly like the beginning: "There goes my lady, leaving me at the trail head"

John Myers
(dallas) - F - MLife

Locale: North Texas
CT on 05/14/2009 09:36:04 MDT Print View

I'm taking my son next month. We'll probably do sections 3 thru 8 or 9. Am really looking forward to it.

Hope you can post the photos soon.

Edited by dallas on 05/14/2009 09:36:58 MDT.

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: Colorado Trail Section 1-5 on 05/21/2009 21:28:32 MDT Print View

I enjoyed your report. That burn section didn't seem like it has recovered much, or maybe it was just the time of the year.

Joe Geib
(joegeib) - F

Locale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
Re: Re: Colorado Trail Section 1-5 on 05/22/2009 06:17:04 MDT Print View

Maybe it was the time of year. That Buffalo Creek Fire happened in 1996, and should be well on its way to recovery.

When I was working the Hayman recovery, we often passed through this area along the highway. From what I saw during the summer, the grasses were taking off. That was in 2002.