FKT: Junaid Dawud, Luke DeMuth - Colorado Fourteeners (CO) - 2013-09-29

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self powered
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Self-supported
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72d 0h 0m 0s
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Over about 4 months in 1985, Patrick Renworth and Mike Whitehurst did the then-standard 54 Colorado 14ers as a thru-hike, meaning they walked between all the peaks. The pair covered about 1600 miles hiking from Pikes Peak to Longs Peak. A recent article on referencing this trip is here. The Colorado 14ers were again thru-hiked over about 72 days during July-September 2013 by Junaid Dawud and Luke DeMuth. They did classic thru-hiker style - no car rides for the full 1300 mile trip - and tagged all 55 (now) "traditional" 14ers, plus 3 additional high points over 14,000'. A map of their route is here. The Denver Post had an informative story on their trip (published just before they completed the journey). There was a lengthy tread following their trip on 14ers.com (now gone?). Star backpacker Andy Skurka called the trip "The Coolest Thru-hike of the Year", and posted an interview with the pair on his blog.

Some of the 23-page 14ers.com thread is archived on these pages:

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