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Week 2 on the Road with Fr Hilton

June 18, 2015 by  
Filed under Avila to Aspen Blog, Fr. John Hilton

Week 2 on the Road with Fr Hilton

This week, Fr Hilton left the mountains behind and entered the High Plains.

week2 Avila to Aspen Updates -

Here’s the trip so far by the numbers:

  • 15 days since he left.
  • 484.94 miles this week; 976.69 miles total.
  • 48.62 hours biking this week; 105.65 hours total.

If you’ve missed any of Fr Hilton’s posts this week, here’s a brief summary:

Day 9 (June 10): Highlights include Loon Lake, Kootenai River, and Crismore’s Garden.

Day 10 (June 11): Fr Hilton gets a haircut, but the real excitement is when his bike breaks down, he hitchhikes with new friends, and then meets classmate from seminary.

Day 11 (June 12): Fr Hilton reflects on the Sacred Heart and shares his travels after getting bike repaired.

Day 12 (June 13): Fr Hilton passes Glacier National Park and crosses the Continental Divide. He’s into the plains now and out of the mountains.

Day 13 (June 14): Day 13 was a high miles and many prayers day for Fr Hilton.

Day 14 (June 15): Fr Hilton reflects on the big sky of Montana and shares a visit to an abandoned Jesuit Mission church.

Day 15 (June 16): Fr Hilton meets Fr Cory Sticha and shares about traveling through the High Plains of Montana.

Learn more about the Avila to Aspen project and read past posts.

DONATE HERE to sponsor Fr. Hilton per mile or make a flat donation. All funds will go toward the Avila to Aspen project.

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About Fr. John Hilton

I've been a Catholic priest for 34 years, come from a family of nine children and love this life to which God has called me! For the past four years I’ve served as pastor of Saint Mary Parish, founded by silver miners and adventurers in 1882 in the heart of what is now the resort community of Aspen, Colorado. I’ve bicycled across the United States to spread the word that this beautiful mountain town, known for its skiing, mountaineering, and cultural events, is rapidly becoming a powerful place to grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ through dynamically orthodox conferences and seminars in service of the New Evangelization. We hope to see you in Aspen!

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  • LizEst

    Great wrap-up Sarah…thanks for the summary and all the links. God bless you!

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