“Better to be strong than pretty and useless.” -Lilith Saintcrow
Twin Lakes to 1/2 mile before Rock Creek
The CDT skirts Mount Elbert, highest mountain over fourteen thousand feet in the Rockies. Most CDT hikers choose to climb the peak. With fully resupplied backpacks (5 days of food), we climbed to the top. It was a great day. I felt good, it did not storm, and we had lunch at the summit. Couldn’t get better than that.
Tonight I am camped with Drop n’ Roll, Strider, Love Note, Mountain Rat, Wired, and Silly Chili. It was good to eat dinner together and interesting watching what others are eating and cooking. AND this is the first night my shoes are not muddy and wet! Yaaaaaay!
Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack
Pros: very very comfortable, holds weight well, lots of pockets, very spacious, lightweight (1 pound 9 ounces)
Side pockets on hip belt could be moved forward a bit for easy access, a little too large capacity for my needs. I would like to try the smaller Gorilla pack