Colorado Leg Of 2010 Tour


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iWARRIORWALK USA TOUR – STOP #5

WALKED ON AUGUST 22, 2010

On Sunday, August 22, 2010, I (Stanley Bronstein) walked for 5 hours in the downtown Denver, Colorado area.  I started from Confluence Park, which is apparently the area where 4 water flows converge together, hence the name “confluence.”

The downtown Denver area seems to be quite the happening place.  It is very nice and as it was Sunday morning, it was filled with tons of people out to enjoy the wonderful weather.  It was probably 65 degrees when I started my walk and about 85 degrees when I finished 5 hours later.

I took lots of pictures, but narrowed it down to 39 pictures and 1 video (see below).

Here is a very short video showing the natural beauty of the Cherry Creek Trail on which I walked:

As usual, I recorded a podcast which can be listened to
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Fortunately, the drive to my next stop (Cheyenne, Wyoming) was less than 2 hours. It was a welcome break from the 7 to 8 hours of driving I did on each of the 2 previous days.

Here are pictures from my walk.

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Here are 5 fast facts about the state of Colorado:

  • Colorado encompasses most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.
  • Colorado is nicknamed the “Centennial State” because it was admitted to the Union as the 38th state in 1876, the centennial year of the United States Declaration of Independence.
  • The four states of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah meet at one common point known as the Four Corners.
  • Colorado is one of only 3 US States with no natural borders, the others being neighboring Wyoming and Utah.
  • Extreme weather is a common occurrence in Colorado.  Depending on the area of the state, the weather can range from strong thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes, floods, extreme dryness and heavy snowfalls.

Next stop, Cheyenne, Wyoming.