Rocky Mountain National Park: Hiking 100 miles to mark 100 years

In celebration of 100 years of trails and recreation, Rocky Mountain National Park officials are encouraging people to get out and enjoy the vast park’s excursions in 2015.

Julie Nelson, of Loveland, CO advocates going further.

She and her father, Bill Perry, have made a goal to hike 100 miles next year in celebration of the park’s 100th anniversary.

She is encouraging the community to do so, as well. It’s called the Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial Challenge.

“It seemed cool that it’s the 100th anniversary. My dad and I do a lot of local hiking and hiking in the park anyway,” Nelson said. “I thought … I should ask more people to do it, too.”

She wants to remind herself and the public not to take for granted the beauty of the mountains nearby.

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