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Colorado Backpacking Trek

Location: Salida, Colorado
Date: 13-21 September 2016

Challenge:

Multi-day trek into the Holy Cross Wilderness (HCW) of Colorado.

Summary – Travel to Denver/ Colorado Springs (13 July). Participant pick-up and drive to Salida, Colorado for altitude acclimation, gear issue and fly-fishing familiarization (2 nights). Travel 2 hours to HCW and begin trek. 5 days and nights carrying 50 lb backpacks between 10,000 and 14,000 ft above sea level. Objectives include high-elevation lake fly-fishing and summiting the Mount of the Holy Cross (14,003 ft).

Research:

To study TBI and prosthetics during this mountaineering and fly fishing trek.

Inspire:

Photos to be posted as Challenge is occurring

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