From the Back Cover
Lace up your boots and head out for the hiking adventure of your life. From 14,433-foot Mount Elbert to 4,120-foot County Line Rise near Sterling, the highpoints of Colorado's counties span an incredible range of elevations. Hiking Colorado's Summits provides the information you need to find and climb all of the state's county highpoints as well as experience the high rocky ridges, wide open plains, spectacular deserts, and bustling urban environments of this beautiful state. Let veteran hikers and avid highpointers David Covill and John Drew Mitchler show you the top of this beautiful state.Inside you'll find: up-to-date trail and access information; maps, photos, and elevations profiles; helpful charts that provide highlights and difficulty ratings; background information on the summits and counties; easy-to-follow directions to the trailheads and beyond.Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest on Colorado's summits. (6 x 9, 312 pages, b&w photos, maps, charts)
About the Author
Dave Covill discovered Colorado on a geology field trip in college. He works for a oil and gas company and lives in Evergreen, Colorado with his wife, Becky, and son, Chris. Originally from rural Illinois, John Drew Mitchler came to Colorado as an employee of an environmental engineering firm. He has climbed to the high points of 45 states and was the first person to reach the high point of every county in Colorado. He lives in Golden, Colorado.