May 12 2024

Found: New endurance training area: 
The western slopes of the Never Summer Mountain Range in north-central Colorado.

This range is conveniently located between Minnesota and the Grand Teton,
for which I'm once again prepping (upper Exum route this time).

Walden, Colorado is the base town for the Never Summer Range -- 
about 20 - 30 miles from where the various trail heads are located.

This area allows for day-hike elevation gains of 2500 to 3500 feet 
with hiking distances of just 5 to 8 miles.  With final elevations 
of 12,000 to 12,500 feet, it's good high altitude training.

The trails fade away as one gains elevation, leaving one with
gentle scrambling to the ridges or summits.

Bucky will get in on all of it.

Looking from the south at the north section of the range:

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