It’s 4:30 PM on a weekday. Can Mike and I make it from Philly to Aspen, Colorado by tomorrow night for a hike the next morning? Hop in and join us for the drive.
For this multi-part adventure, we’ll be faced with two challenges.
Phase 1 (seen in this video, Pt 1): Driving on a substantial time crunch from the east coast to Colorado, without any hotels or road food purchases. This will not only keep the budget low, but will also save us a ton of time by not having to check-in/out, be tempted to sleep in, decide where/what to eat, stand in lines etc. Sleeping will be done in the car (while the other person drives) and all meals will be comprised of cooler-stored left-overs and pre-purchased beverages. The only stops allowed: bathroom breaks and gas pumps.
Phase 2 (covered in the next video, Pt 2) will be a multi-day hike of the Four Pass Loop, within the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness, located just outside of Aspen Colorado (about 3 hours west of Denver).
Departure time: 4:30 PM, after work on 8/30/16.
Total Distance: 1,900 miles (one way)
Time allowance: (yes, without speeding): 32 hours, which would get us to the trail head before midnight the next day.
States traversed: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado