Clean is a good thing.
Clear Creek Road at Lulu Gulch to Twin Lakes
BIG moment. Wired crossed her 1000 mile mark. It is a big deal and we took the time to celebrate in the early morning.
Hope Pass was my challenge for the day climbing from 9,000 feet to 12,400 within 3 miles. Tough but beautiful. To get to Twin Lakes, a very small town for our next resupply we dropped elevation, then decided on a short cut that of course had a challenge of it’s own. The route cut through several small streams and a swift, cold river.
We are staying at the newly remodeled Twin Lakes Hostel. It is clean and spacious. I highly recommend the stay. After finishing a huge burger this afternoon at the inn’s restaurant, Silly Chili came strolling in. It was fun hearing of his dilemmas: popped air mattress, thunder and lightening storms, and cold wet nights. But it was agreed by all that this was by far the most beautiful country any of us had ever experienced. So great to be hiking with him again.
Tomorrow we are climbing ‘Mt. Elbert the highest 14er in Colorado. The CDT skirts around the peak, so most CDTers take the opportunity to summit.
Thru-hikers often get blisters, cuts, and splits. Silly Chili’s and mine are starting to heal up. Thank goodness.