… Is Hawkeye?

Hawkeye has completed his trek of 250 miles inside the San Juan Volcanic Field of Southwest Colorado.

Hike Donations So FarHawkeye sent in periodic updates including images from this loop route which he pioneered. Check out all his updates from the trail below and get all the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail fundraiser hike details HERE …

The goal for this fundraising effort was $10,000. To date donations in the amount of $8300 have been pledged. 100% of all funds raised will benefit adaptive individuals and organizations in their outdoor adventures. It’s never to late to donate online  HERE …


Wednesday 08/23/2017. Day 31 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Location: Mountain Village, Colorado. Miles completed: 250


Tuesday 08/22/2017. Day 30 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Location: Ice Lakes Basin. Miles completed: 236

Hawkeye has only one or two days before he arrives at the finish of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Join in welcoming him home as Hawkeye hikes the final stretch down the ski runs of Telluride, into Mountain Village. Where can you buy Hawkeye a PBR? Tracks bar of course! 4:20 pm Thursday 8/24.


Monday 08/21/2017. Day 30 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Location: Ice Lakes Basin. Miles completed: 225


Sunday 08/20/2017. Day 29 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Location: South Mineral Creek. Miles completed: 215

 


Saturday 08/19/2017. Day 28 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Location: Silverton, Colorado. Miles completed: 208

Hawkeye has reached Silverton today after a week long trek through the Weminuche Wilderness area of the San Juan mountains. He has less than one week remaining before his final push to the finish line in Mountain Village/Telluride, Colorado.


Friday 08/18/2017. Day 27 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Location: Highland Mary Lakes. Miles completed: 201


Thursday 08/17/2017. Day 26 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Verde Lakes. Miles completed: 200

Only fifty miles left to go on the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail.


Wednesday 08/16/2017. Day 25 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. West Ute Lake on the Weminuche Trail. Miles completed: 188

 


Tuesday 08/15/2017. Day 24 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Location: Weminuche Trail. Miles completed: 185


Monday 08/14/2017. Day 23 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Weminuche Trail to Granite Lake. Miles completed: 178

 


Sunday 08/13/2017. Day 22 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Poison Park/Weminuche Trail to Granite Lake. Miles completed: 170


Friday 08/11/2017

and Saturday 08/12/2017. Days off trail. Location: Williams Creek Reservoir. Miles completed: 156

Resupply and fishing at Williams Creek Reservoir near Pagosa Springs, Colorado.


Thursday 08/10/2017. Day 19 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Location: Williams Creek Reservoir. Miles completed: 156

Indian Creek trail down to Williams Creek Reservoir. Massive beetle kill off area.

 

Williams Creek Trail randevous with Tony.


Wednesday 08/9/2017. Day 18 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Location: Continental Divide Trail. Miles completed: 147

Hawkeye finally back high on the Continental Divide after a scramble up from Goose Lake.


Tuesday 08/8/2017. Day 17 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Location: Goose Lake. Miles completed: 137

Hawkeye at Goose Lake near the Continental Divide Trail.


Monday 08/7/2017. Day 16 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Location: Goose Creek Trail. Miles completed: 130

Goose Creek Trail on the way up to the Continental Divide Trail. Beetle kill and burn out areas.


Sunday 08/6/2017. Day 15 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Location: Deep Creek Trail.
Miles completed: 128

Hawkeye with Jon from Austin, TX on Deep Creek trail near Creede, CO.


 Saturday 08/5/2017. Day 14 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Creede, CO. Day Off-Trail.

ATV riding from Creede to Lost Lakes for fishing on private waters.


 Friday 08/4/2017. Day 13 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Creede, CO. Day Off-Trail.

Quintin, Ron , Fred and Cole joined Deb, Paul and I for a day off the trail, riding to the Wheeler Geological Area. Lol, wheelchair wheelers getting on their wheels and going to the Wheeler Area to check out volcanic deposits from 25 million years ago.

 

 


Thursday 08/3/2017. Day 12 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Creede, CO. Miles completed: 117

I met Fred Winston at Tommy Knockers Tavern then we went to his 4uR ranch.

 


Wednesday 08/2/2017. Day 11 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Miles completed: 103

Aspens, fireweed,  near the top of rough creek. Colorado trail hiker UV serenaded me with a original song on the Divide. In Miners Creek and my campsite in these rocks.

“Everyone should take a solo trek in the wilderness. ” -Hawkeye


Tuesday 08/1/2017. Day 10 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Miles completed: 90

Today Hawkeye should ascend the rim and enter the heart of the LaGarita Caldera on his way towards Creede. Between 22 and 32 million years ago, numerous supervolcanic eruptions reshaped the landscape in Colorado. The outburst of huge volcanic eruptions may have altered world climate. One of these eruptions, La Garita, expelled 5,000 cubic kilometers of volcanic ash, making it the largest eruption in geologic history.


Monday 07/31/2017. Day 9 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Miles completed: 85

 

Devils Lake Campsite and Dinner/Reading Session

Scoured by glaciation, the Calf Creek and Cannibal Plateaus are the largest unbroken expanses of tundra in the Lower 48, and the feeling of sheer vastness is unparalleled in Colorado. The trail across these treeless alpine plateaus is around 12,000 feet with views of even higher mountains in the Elk, Sawatch, and San Juan Ranges. Cannibal Plateau was named for Colorado’s famous man-eater, Alferd Packer, who dined on friends while lost near here during the winter of 1874.

“I survived the Cannibal Plateau in the Powderhorn Wilderness.” -Hawkeye


Sunday 07/30/2017. Day 8 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Day-off in Lake City.

Hawkeye is in Lake City for a day-off-trail. He is staying with long time friends Ken and Cindy Swinarski.

“When the going gets tough, the tough go fishing. Thanks to trail angel friends!” -Hawkeye

Saturday 07/29/2017. Day 7 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Miles completed: 76

Sloppy Day 7 on the trail heading to Lake City.

 

“Friends Await” -Illustration By Craig Stein

“Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.” –Dalai Lama


Friday 07/28/2017. Day 6 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Miles completed: 70

Hawkeye skipped the ascent of Wetterhorn Peak due to slick conditions and moved directly to Uncompahgre Peak this morning and is heading east on the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail this afternoon.

I made the summit of Uncompahgre Peak by 9:30 AM on Friday, day six of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail.

Sheep grazing the high tundra of American Flats.

Uncompahgre Peak storm clouds brewing.

Sheep herding with Wetterhorn and Matterhorn behind.

Sunset from inside my tarp tent.

 

 

 

 

 


Thursday 07/27/2017. Day 5 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Miles completed: 55

Hawkeye should have traveled across the American Flats section of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail today and if all went well, he will be camped at the Matterhorn Creek trailhead tonight. Tomorrow he should be attempting to summit Wetterhorn Peak, a class 3 climb, and then Uncompahgre Peak the following day as he makes his way towards Lake City for his next resupply.


Wednesday 07/26/2017. Day 4 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Miles completed: 46

Hawkeye’s view from the Bridge to Heaven.

“From the Bridge to Heaven. The GoHawkeye San Juan Loop fundraiser hike is dedicated to these five who lived life to the fullest. Rich Tisdale, Glider Bob, Steve Hodges, Felix Snow, and my big sister, Connie Jo.” -Hawkeye

Hawkeye is on the Horse Thief Trail section of the 250 mile GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Last night he got to Ouray and into a hot tub after hiking the past couple days in monsoon season showers and lightning. Thanks to Francie Tisdale for the trail angel support out there!

In Ouray, the home of Francie Tisdale. We met on the Appalachian Trail in 1998.


Tuesday 07/25/2017. Day 3 of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. Miles completed: 38

“It stopped raining just in time to break camp. I’m headed for Ouray and a hot tub!” -Hawkeye


Day 2 – Monday 07/24/2017. Dallas Creek Trail.

Hawkeye on the Dallas Creek section of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail.

View from the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail.

Monsoon season clouds over the Sneffels range.


Day 1 – Sunday 07/23/2017. Mountain Village to Last Dollar.

Hawkeye heading out the door and onto the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail.

Hawkeye and wife Deb on the first few miles of the trail.

Deb and Rube accompanied Hawkeye on the start of the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail fundraiser hike.


Hike Kick Off Party – Saturday 07/22/2017

GoHawkeye San Juan Trail kick-off party. Tracks Cafe & Bar. Mountain Village.

Cranford Hallow playing in Mountain Village at the kickoff!