You don’t have to go fast.
You just have to go.
Cataract Lake to Spring Creek Pass
Yep, you read it right 23 miles. With no snow, high terrain, and the lull of our resupply in Lake City with a warm bed and hot food we sailed. Burrito, a solo CDTer hiked with us today. She is super fit and really nice. Our packs are now lighter because we sent our snow gear home. It is reported that most of the snow has melted up ahead. I thought of my hiking friend Arrow most of the day today. She would have loved the open expanses, views, and wildness of the land. We hit the high point of the Colorado Trail at 13, 274. Wired and I had fun taking a pic on the cairn.
As I hiked today I felt full of happiness and emotion. It was a bit overwhelming.
When we arrived at Spring Lake Pass, Beacon again came to the rescue to give us the 14 mile ride into Lake City. So great! Thank you Beacon once again.
Wired, Silly Chili and I are staying at the Matterhorn Motel in Lake City. It is clean and has a great hot tub. We are leaving tomorrow for the next 6 day leg of the trip with the next stop in Salida. Silly Chili will be going ahead of us fast to make it to Salida in 5 days where he has an appointment. He will be flying. I haven’t mentioned that Silly Chili is taking 2 online college courses while hiking the trail. The classes are required for the nursing program he is starting in August. He is even hauling an iPad and heavy books in his pack. Pretty impressive.
Thank you again for following along and for your comments. I so appreciate your encouraging words, thoughts, and recommendations. I will be staying in Salida for a day and hopefully will be able to reply back to some of your comments. Thank you. Thank you.