Colorado Trail – Day 32

September 5, 2013

Miles Hiked: 15.4
Total Miles: 381.5
Segments: 22, ​​23

Nice cozy night in the yurt. I woke up at around 7:20am this morning. Slow getting around. Lott chopped some wood to replace the wood we burned. Then we registered that we stayed in the yurt. I left a $20 bill which is the “fee” per person. Totally worth it. Lott left an IOU which is allowed. He wanted to save his cash for Silverton. After lots of pictures of the yurt, we went down and refilled our water and started on the trail. We didn’t get on the trail until about 9:45am. The hiking today was a mixture of up and down, but a lot of up. Today we reached the highest point of the CT which was a very good feeling. The view from the highest point wasn’t nearly as good as a few miles before but we took a lot of pictures. The hike down passed by several old mining areas with old cabins. Not much to see but interesting. We didn’t make it quite as far as we’d really have liked to today but we came over rough but beautiful terrain. I took a tremendous amount of pictures today. Today we saw a moose down in a valley and a coyote also. As expected, we were still above treeline at camp time so I’m lying in my hammock on the ground. It is very far from ideal, but I was expecting it. There is lightning in the distance. Hopefully the storm doesn’t come this way because, at 12,700 feet, we are completely exposed.

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Water is water… after being filtered.

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Notice the small dot on the distant trail. A northbound hiker who was wearing Crocs.

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The highest point of the Colorado Trail. 13,271 feet at mile 373.

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No trees for miles. Stretching out my hammock on the ground.


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