Snowpack 2019 and the word Passable

Trail Tip Tuesday – SNOWPACK and “PASSABLE” – April 23, 2019. It’s late April and snowpack questions about The Colorado Trail are becoming more numerous. Recent CTF blogs have discussed some of the related aspects including start dates, swollen creeks and avalanche impacts. In coming weeks we will try passing along the volunteer and user […]

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Snowpack 2019 and Avalanche Impacts

Trail Tip Tuesday – 2019 DEEP SNOWPACK and AVALANCHE IMPACTS – April 16, 2019. Given that it’s mid-April now, it is impossible to know for sure all the ways this spring’s super-deep snowpack, averaging around 150% of average, will affect The Colorado Trail this summer. Our guesses include later start dates for distance travelers and […]

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2019 Deep Snowpack Start Dates

Trail Tip Tuesday – 2019 DEEP SNOWPACK and START DATES. Given that April has just begun, it is impossible to know for sure how the super-deep snowpack this spring, averaging around 150% of average, will affect The Colorado Trail this summer. But we have some good guesses and we’ll begin sharing them on Tuesdays starting […]

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Crews Need You – Spaces Available

The CTF could sure use your help on one of our Volunteer Trail Crews this year. We hope you’ll take a good look at the Crew schedule right now and sign up if you can. Having enough volunteers on each of our Trail Crews means the neediest parts of The Colorado Trail will be improved. […]

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Consider Shuttling at the Start

Here’s a useful Colorado Trail tip about shuttling. If you’re planning a one-way Trail trip and you’re needing a shuttle to or from your vehicle, consider leaving your car at your end point, where you’ll finish. Arrange with your shuttler to meet you there and have them shuttle you to your start point. Beginning your […]

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CT Phone App from Atlas “Guthook” Guides

By Jerry Brown, Bear Creek Survey, March 2019: Last summer I accomplished my seventh thru of The Colorado Trail and updated trail data for Atlas “Guthook” Guides. I took 1,465 geo-referenced photographs of the Trail’s waypoints including water sources, intersections, signs, trailheads, and just about any other thing that would help hikers navigate the trail. […]

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Completers of The Colorado Trail

WE KNOW OF 2,698 COMPLETERS of the CT (at the time of this blog post) and each one is listed on the Completers Page at ColoradoTrail.org. These trail travelers have reported their success to the CTF by submitting an application for a CT Completion Certificate. In recent years the application has been online and takes […]

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