I returned home last Sunday after having spent a very busy fortnight in Colorado.
Meetings, fundraisers, podcasts and presentations; there wasn’t a lot in the way of down time. That being said, I did have the chance to catch up with old friends, make some new ones and even managed to sneak in a couple of day hikes.
As great as all of that stuff was, the most important part of my time in Colorado was the opportunity to witness first hand, all of the incredible work that Teresa Martinez and the folks at the Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) are doing on a day to day basis.
Long distance trails, particularly ones that run for 3100 miles such as the Continental Divide Trail, don’t build and maintain themselves. It takes a huge coordinated effort, and the people in charge of organising that effort are the CDTC. The work they have done since their formation in June, 2012, is simply amazing.
A huge thanks to Teresa and her team for hosting me during my two weeks in Colorado. I’ll be returning to the Centennial state for more talks and events in January, and I look forward to continuing my association with the CDTC in 2015 and beyond.