Nika Meyers just set the record for the fastest time of any woman to hike the entirety of the Colorado Trail self-supported. She accomplished the 485-mile journey from Denver to Durango in 9 days, 14 hours, and 19 minutes.
Meyers told 9News that she had been wanting to break the record for sometime, and spontaneously decided to go for it just four days before when vacation time became available at work.
I honestly can’t imagine how difficult it would be to hike an average of 50 miles per day over nine days in the rain by myself. I think I would complain about my calves hurting too much by the eighth hour of the first day and call it there. But that’s exactly why I spend most of my days behind a computer typing somewhat funny dad-like jokes for a living.
Shout out to Nika Meyers for being an absolute badass and setting an impressive record on the Colorado Trail. Her accomplishment is truly inspirational for me to get off my ass more often and explore the great outdoors.
The Colorado Trail is one of the most spectacular hiking routes in North America. The trail covers 567 miles between Denver and Durango, and pits hikers to climb 90,000 in elevation. The trail’s highest point is at 13,271′ just below the summit of Coney Mountain.
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