Friday, July 14, 2006

Free Continental Divide, llamas not included

In 1978, Congress officially created the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail also known as the “King of Trails” -- a 3,100-mile backcountry path along the spine of the continent from Canada to Mexico.

Almost 30 years later, only approximately 70% of the trail exists, and many of those miles are in desperate need of repair.

So what do you do? Wait for Congress to fund a federal trail-building earmark? Yeah, right. The trail was built almost entirely by volunteers, and that's how it is going to be finished.

But that kind of work is not the order of this weekend's Continental Divide TrailFest in Buena Vista. This weekend is all about enjoying the trail.

The Continental Divide Trail Alliance has organized a massive, free festival with guided hikes will get people out to trails.

Sign up ends today. Click here to sign up!

Need help deciding whether to go, click here and feast your eyes on the available hikes.

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