In 1989, Tom Collins led a motley crew of intrepid explorers and half crazed reporters across the Great Divide: From Denver to Telluride.
Land Rover sponsored the event and it launched the start of the TREAD LIGHTLY campaign.
Over 75% of the trip was off pavement and showed the adventurers a place in the world that few will ever see in person.
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Spirit of adventure lives on....
Land Rover is offering two dates to recreate the epic ride August 20 - 28, 2014 or September 3 - 12, 2014: http://www.landrover...eRedirect=false
Cost $9000 single person, or $13,000 for double
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Even Tread Lightly is involved: http://givingworks.e.../tread-lightly/ and chance to win a Great Divide RRC replica
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Hmm... Pay $9000 to do this event... or an ambitious plan DIY. Anyone has driven this route/trail?
W/o any commitments (or having Tom Collins w/us), anyone interested in brainstorming on what it would take to re-create the Great Divide route, and planning to prepare for such trip?
Appears it will take about 2 days aggressively to drive from San Francisco to Denver via 80E mostly and head south to Denver.
I mapped out the towns noted in the Land Rover adventure but don't have the official route; also don't know how long it would take - see attachment.
Camping spots and details?
Any special permit, pass, etc... needed?
Then go back to the Bay Area via 50/70/15N/80W - 2 days!
Edited by RON CT110, 09 July 2014 - 09:41 PM.