3 generations hike Colorado Trail

Next with Kyle Clark. 9/19/2016 9NEWS @ 6.

Through mountains, creeks and lakes, three generations of women just finished a nearly 500-mile high through Colorado.

Rondi Grauberger, 62, did most of the planning before when she and her 17-year-old granddaughter Mikey decided to hike the Colorado Trail.

In June, they made the trip from Cheyenne, and started in Waterton Canyon. They'd log about 20 miles a day on the trail, which runs between Denver and Durango and, on average, has an elevation of 10,000 feet. 

When they didn't camp, they hitchhiked to the nearest town - something that was a first for them both.

Nineteen days into the trip, Rondi developed shin splints and had to stop in Salida.

That's when Rondi's daughter, AKA Mikey's mom, stepped in and finished the hike with her daughter. They finished together in Durango in late July. 

So there you have it: a story of how three generations of women came together to conquer Colorado's most grueling trail. 

Copyright 2016 KUSA


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