Ring The Peak - 55 Miles Around Pikes Peak
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Paul Magnanti
(PaulMags) - MLife

Locale: People's Republic of Boulder
Ring The Peak - 55 Miles Around Pikes Peak on 09/26/2011 20:25:17 MDT Print View

Above Treeline



One early fall day, d-low and I decided to again backpack the "Ring The Peak" trail. At just under 60 miles, it is a work in progress.

A CDT hike in miniature: unfinished, a mix of single track, jeep roads, cross country and pavement. Scenic in parts and 'connector trail' in others. It is a trail that someone with a thru-hiking background may only appreciate backpacking
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So we loaded our packs, head for the trailhead and forged our own path for approx 55 miles around the base of Pikes Peak.

We saw alpine tundra and climbed areas that hardly saw any people. We followed old single track. And mingled with tourists, ATV traffic and day users. A trail of mixed use and extremes.

We hiked trail, saw the mountain and ringed the peak in our own way

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Edited by PaulMags on 09/26/2011 20:25:58 MDT.