Completing the CO-X 2022

I backpacked 739 miles from the NE to SW corners of Colorado in 2022, completing an X of my home state after walking the first 732-mile SE-NW diagonal in 2020.

CO NE-SW diagonal adventure stats 2022

  • 739 miles
  • 55,300 feet of elevation gains
  • 70 hiking days, 50 solo
  • 70 nights: 42 in tent, 17 homes, 6 hotel, 5 in 4Runner
  • Route was about 1/3 dirt roads, 1/4 trails, 1/4 paved roads, and ranch two-track
  • Total time from start May 20 to end August 30 was 103 days to walk, rest, plan, scout, transport, resupply food, cache water, and gain landowner permissions.

Getting water from a stock tank northeast of Sterling, CO

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