Two trails converge near the top of the mountain to east of Lake City. The Colorado Trail that goes from Denver to Durango, Colorado which is 486 miles (783km).
and the much longer Continental Trail 3,100 miles (4,873 km).
Many of the hikers drop down into Lake City to stay over in one of our hostels …where there are showers, and also to replenish their provisions.
To make them feel welcome, the town has gotten together to have a dinner for them once a week.
Last night we fed 50 hungry hikers.
I think the locals enjoyed it almost as much as the hikers.