Note About the Route…

An invaluable resource for the route is Gerry Roach’s Colorado’s Indian Peaks: Classic Hikes and Climbs. He notes that there are some obstacles to hiking the divide, and I want to list them here. I will add more later about tackling these obstacles.

There are several technical obstacles to traversing right on the crest of the Continental Divide. From south to north, they are: Neva’s north ridge, South Arapaho’s southwest face, North Arapaho’s northeast ridge, north ridge of “Deshawa,” Arikaree’s northwest ridge, Paiute’s northwest ridge, Isolation’s north ridge and McHenrys Notch.”

(Indian Peaks, p. 155)
Neva’s North Ridge

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