Rollins Pass to Lake Granby Shore
After enjoying an amazing sunrise on Rollins Pass we appreciated 20 miles of well-maintained actual TRAIL. AND most of the route was downhill through lush, healthy forest. It was a true gift.
Then the day got interesting. Wired let us know that the trail around Lake Granby was full of blown down trees. She recommended walking the miles on the rocky steep shoreline. Hiking up and around downed trees is difficult and dangerous. We were all glad to get the information.
It was fun at first rock hopping, but after a couple miles, not so much. Plus we had the challenge of walking on wet, slick rocks after a major rain and hail storm pelted us for a period of time. We all hunkered down under rocks with our ground sheets covering our heads to wait out the worst of it.
I just want to add that the group I am hiking with is positive, supportive, and tough. I admire each and every one of them. When things get uncomfortable and difficult they remain cheerful and kind. Walking through this section was a true example of their teamwork and character.
Love Note found a camping site that sported a beautiful view of the lake. Everything is wet. Tomorrow we have 12 miles to Grand Lake where we are resupplying and staying overnight at the Shadowcliff Hostel.
I am thankful for small comforts: laughter, dry sleeping bag, and a strong body.