Base Camp Denver: 101 Hikes in Colorado's Front Range


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$24.95  $23.20
Imbrifex Books
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5.9 X 1.0 X 8.9 inches | 1.85 pounds
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About the Author

Pete KJ began explorations at age three in the wooded ravine that was his backyard in Seattle. He also began a lifelong writing habit. Backyard expanded as Pete stomped all over the Cascades and Olympics as a youth, and headed onward to the Pyrenees, Alps, Himalayas, and Andes. Peace Corps service in Africa cemented his deep desire to always be out in the world, and when he finally sat in a cubicle as a chemical engineer, it was in places like Puerto Rico and India. Long absent from the cubicle, he moved on to raise kids, travel the world with them, and write about it--and also write novels. Career originally brought Pete to Colorado in the 1990s; its gravity and beauty drew him back and continue to captivate him. In his continuing quest to experience everything this remarkable region has to offer, Pete has hiked hundreds of trails in the front range and beyond.


"With Base Camp Denver you get the best of two worlds: the city's vibrant nightlife combined with trails through some of the Front Range's most magnificent scenery within a three-hour drive."--Discover Life Magazine (07/17/19)
"The author, Pete KJ, breaks down each hike, giving you details on every trail, including its difficulty, how kid-friendly it is and -- crucial for this time of year -- which season the trail is best for."--Jeff Clark, (04/05/19)
"Each hike features full color images, all of the topographic information that you need. Making it incredibly easy to pick out a hike for any occasion."--Molly Callister, (04/08/19)
"I appreciated that Pete KJ's recommendations are very detailed and extremely thorough, especially when it comes to recommendations for families and kids. This is very thoughtful, because I don't think I have ever seen a guidebook that is so family-friendly."--Pauline, (04/30/19)
"Base Camp Denver is a priceless resource for anyone looking to hit Colorado's trails."--Mitch Kline
"Pete is an excellent, easy to read writer - he takes you right into his love of hiking and treats the reader to wonderful antidotes, historical tidbits, and explanations of each hike. The section introductions could form a nice Sunday afternoon read all by themselves and save the hiking for another day. The pictures alone are worth spending some time "armchair" hiking. There are stunning photographs of each hike, shot with suburb quality. Pete always seemed to encourage the reader to try something new and made even the more difficult hikes seems accessible."--Carol White,
"Each hike description includes a number of inspirational good quality photos. There is just enough colorful detail or historical background to add an extra dimension to each hike. There is also a handy directory at the end of the book that will point the reader to different categories of hikes, (kid-friendly, rigorous, and so on), to help in selecting hikes. An excellent guide for a newbie and a valuable reference for a local looking for something new and perhaps a bit out of the way."--Joel Smith, Kj