After hiking in Colorado and spending 11 years traveling to Nepal and many parts of Europe, they discovered long-distance hiking 'inn to inn-style' on a trip across England. Here was a great opportunity for walkers who didn't want a backpacking experience, but loved to hike and travel.
In 2003, they began Footpaths Of The World, introducing Americans to the joys of long-distance walking Ė an established favorite way of traveling by the Europeans.
In January of 2005 they put together a long-distance route from Estes Park to Allenspark primarily for fun. It was supposed to just be a concept about how a long-distance hiking trail would look here, said Phebe. As lodging is always an important part of the experience, she met with the B&B association in Estes Park where the idea caught on immediately. Before I knew it they were saying- forget the article, letís do it.
Today the newly established Walter Tishma Way, hiking and snowshoeing trips in Colorado, and several overseas trips are offered by Footpaths as guided or self-guided trips.