“Starting is half finishing”
– Robert D. Smith
Continental Divide Trail – Starting east of Pagosa Springs
Wolf Creek Pass to 1 mile after Sawtooth Intersection Weminuche Wilderness
The trip to Pagosa Springs went smooth and finally meeting with Wired to start our journey was so great! Silly Chili and I believed in starting our 2 month trek in style. Last night before even taking one step on the trail we celebrated by hot tubbing at The Overlook with a large group of thru-hikers and eating lamb and goat burgers at the Riff Raff in Pagosa Springs.
This morning we were generously given a ride to the Wolf Creek Pass Trailhead by Beacon, a long distance hiker and trail angel. Thank you Beacon.
Today was about as good and as diverse as it gets in our hiking world. Great company, very challenging terrain, gorgeous weather, lightening storm, post holing in the snow, walking over tall mounds of snow, crossing steep snowy terrain, eating delicious food, and sharing laughter with each other. We all agreed at the end of this day we felt like we had been on the trail together for a few days not just the first of many.