Hiking the North Fork Trail - Adventures with Oxygen

Berti G. is considered sick by most healthcare professionals, but it does not stop her from leading the active lifestyle that she chooses to live. Berti still enjoys taking long walks on trails in Colorado like the Narrow Gauge North Fork View Trail, a little over two miles at Pine Valley Ranch Jefferson County Park. Berti was able to get 53 miles from home, the farthest since her set back in May 15, 2012.

Berti was planning on taking it slow and follow the easy trail, but she decided to attempt the steeper trail and “give this equip, a GOOD test.” She felt great and had no problems maneuvering over the trail with Inogen One G2 Concentrator with the cart.

Here is a brief description of the trial:
The North Fork Trail can be reached via the Dunraven Trailhead on the eastern end. The trail travels through both the Comanche Peak Wilderness and Rocky Mountain National Park. It begins at an elevation of 7,720 feet, drops down into the North Fork drainage and steadily climbs to an elevation of 10,700 feet at Lost Lake in the park. Following the North Fork of the Big Thompson River it intersects the Stormy Peaks and North Boundary trails along the way. There are several stream crossings via wooden bridges. There are places to the side for horses to cross.

Hiking the North Fork Trail - Adventures with Oxygen

Hiking the North Fork Trail - Adventures with Oxygen

Hiking the North Fork Trail - Adventures with Oxygen

Hiking the North Fork Trail - Adventures with Oxygen

3 thoughts on “Hiking the North Fork Trail - Adventures with Oxygen”

  • Wonderful... keeping moving soooooo important. What kind of cart and it looks like a liquid hi flow tank - curious as to how many liters are needed for this kind of exertion, or level of lung debility... never mind, you are doing the best thing "Lyn" (Roxlyn G. Cole) Littleton, CO [email protected] or Pulmo rehab and AFTER blog index> http://tinyurl.com/3gau9lm and for O2 albums http://www.facebook.com/roxlyngcd TTO user Q & A http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/TranstrachealOxygenUsers/

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  • Marijo

    Great thing for you, Berti. It's wonderful you were able to go that far and that you were able to get the oxygen. I'm hoping to get the doctors to do the same for me this Sept. Mt. Rushmore. On my bucket list. Gotta do it now before I can't do anything of the kind later. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  • june in puerto vallarta
    june in puerto vallarta August 15, 2012 at 6:39 am

    wpw! congratulations. You look gorgeous too! Keep at it.

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