"The Colorado Trail is a magical place, filled with beauty and challenge. In both the best and worst moments, all the excesses and complexities of my everyday world are stripped away.
I know the truth is out there. I just have to walk far enough to find it,
and 486 miles is a good start." -Dean Krakel
Denver Post photo editor Dean Krakel hikes Hummingbird Trail near Conifer on July 26, 2015.
(Photo By Mahala Gaylord/The Denver Post)
Another memorable Photo Night at The Denver Post!
After 30 years in the newspaper business, photo editor Dean Krakel took a buyout at The Denver Post and left the following day to hike The Colorado Trail. Stretching almost 500 miles from Denver to Durango, The Colorado Trail rises and falls dramatically as it crosses eight mountain ranges and has an average elevation over 10,000 feet. Krakel prepared for the trek for six months and spent over two months on the trail. At The Denver Post's upcoming Photo Night, Krakel and Denver Post Videojournalist Mahala Gaylord will share their work documenting his entire journey for the special project, The Long Haul.
Prints for sale:
Dean Krakel will have a selection of his photographs from the trail for sale prior to the event. Prints will cost $30 each. Bring checks and cash and get a head start on your holiday gift buying!
The Tenmile Range from the high country between Kokomo and Searle Passes on Section 8 of The Colorado Trail.
(Photo by Dean Krakel, Special to The Denver Post)
Another Special Opportunity:
The first 15 Denver Post subscribers to reserve their tickets by using the code from the paper will receive tickets for a tour of the Denver Post Newsroom. The first 15 people to reserve their tickets online through Eventbrite after noon on Tuesday, November 3rd will also receive a ticket for a tour. Tours will be offered at 5pm, 5:20pm and 5:40pm from The Denver Post Lobby.
Denver Post Videojournalist Mahala Gaylord and former Denver Post Photo Editor Dean Krakel