This book is a collection of the very best non-technical hikes and scrambles on Colorado's 13,000-foot mountains. It will showcase 50 select routes on the most exciting, beautiful, and adventurous of the 637 officially recognized thirteeners. A balance of difficulty will roughly be divided into thirds: easier (about 25% of the routes), modest (50%), and difficult (25%). While the guide will cover the entire state of Colorado, there will be a slight bias toward summits within a two-hour drive of the Denver/Boulder metro area. Each of the 50 chapters includes full-color photography and maps. None of the routes are harder than class 3, making this guide suitable to hikers of all skill levels, with no need to use technical mountaineering gear. Detailed write-ups include accurate driving directions, at-a-glance stats for the peak, a turn-by-turn description of the primary route, optional route info, and when relevant, interesting history or stories about the featured peak. Fees, permits, and an index with info such as thirteener lists, helpful USFS contacts, hiking groups, and online resources are also provided.
Author: James Dziezynski
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Sports & Recreation
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