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Hiking Colorado's Summits (Regional Hiking Series) Paperback – June 1, 2002

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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.
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Product Details

  • Series: Regional Hiking Series
  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Falcon Guides; 2nd edition (June 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762722398
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762722396
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,697,531 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As with most 2nd editions the authors have enhanced their publication. Route descriptions are more concise and easier to follow. Plus, they have added a multitude of new photos which help you navigate your way to the Colorado summit. The addition of Broomfield County was a nice addition since it has just become a county.
The 1st edition was a landmark production and the 2nd edition is just that much better. A must purchase for anyone who is serious about hiking/climbing to the highest point of each Colorado county.
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This guidebook specifically tackles the quest of climbing all of Colorado's 64 county high points. It contains a plethora of information, from trailhead access, climbing routes, weather concerns and more. It is the comprehensive guide, written by two of the most knowledgeable and experienced high pointers out there!
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Our family farm is featured in this book and one of the last pictures of my father, so that is why I purchased it. But there are many other interesting sites covered as well, and seemed to be very well done.
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Never had a guide book as boring as this one. The selection of summits is by the highest point in any county in Colorado, which includes cow pastures, and a "suburban street in residential southwest Denver - a short walk from side street parking requiring 5 feet elevation gain". For any other peaks, consult any of the other guidebooks.
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