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Boulder woman is attempting to criss-cross Colorado by herself while raising money for charity

A roughly 1,500 mile solo adventure, all while raising money for the Audubon Rockies
India H. Wood criss-crosses Colorado
Posted at 9:05 PM, Jul 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-20 15:20:28-04

BOULDER, Colo. — In 2020, some people decided they wanted to get outside and hike more. Meanwhile, India H. Wood decided to hike not just the more popular trails Colorado has to offer, but the entire state.

Over the next few months, the Boulder writer and photographer will attempt to complete her mission to criss-cross the state of Colorado. She estimates that will be 1,500 miles.

"Even though I was born in Colorado, I felt like I really didn't know the whole state," she told Denver7 during a brief break from her trek. "And I thought, by drawing two arbitrary lines across the state, like a biological transect, I would see Colorado as it actually is. And it was pretty amazing."

In the video above, you can see videos and pictures from her journey so far, and hear more about what she has found.

To donate to her fundraiser for the Audubon Rockies, you can head here.

Update on Sept. 20 at 12:45 p.m.: India has recently completed her mission, at the Four Corners Monument in New Mexico. You can hear from her about hiking the final home stretch in the video below, courtesy of Ryan Ernestes.

Boulder woman criss-crosses Colorado by herself while raising money for charity