In September 2008, we field surveyed Pike’s route from Missouri to Colorado for Auto-Tour and Hike/Bike routes. Since 2008 we have diligently investigated Pike’s route and likely encampment sites. By seeing the lay-of-the-land we have repeatedly said, “They had to go that way.”
As examples: his route to climb Pikes Peak, his approach to the San Luis Valley stockade (as well as where it actually was) and so many other areas are almost 99% certain.
Publishing Auto/Bike/Hike Route books with maps is costly. Sales will bring back some costs but funds are needed for start-up.