Gudy Gaskill, ‘Mother of the Colorado Trail,’ dies at 89

I had the pleasure of meeting this charming lady a few years back at one of the GoLite stores in Lakewood. I was happy that it was a slow night and I could sit and listen to her stories for as long as she was willing to tell them while I helped her shop. She was incredibly inspirational and all around a beautiful person who will surely be missed by the hiking community. Rest easy and happy trails, Gudy.

A public memorial service may be held in the coming months at the Colorado Trail trailhead in Golden, but no details have been finalized yet.

The Colorado Trail has lost its first and most devoted advocate: Gudrun “Gudy” Gaskill, “Mother of the Colorado Trail,” died Thursday from complications related to a stroke she suffered last week. She was 89.

Source: The Durango Herald



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