A very nice out and back hike just a few minutes from our RV park in Creede - easy climbing with plenty of wildflowers. This trail in the Rio Grande National Forest follows Deep Creek in its entirety. We did five miles up and five miles back down today.
Time to take it easy with a shorter morning hike - this time from Creede called the "Up and Over" hike. The Bryant's led us on this hike that they had done previously - definitely worth doing more than once!
A hike with the Bryant's today - a beautiful drive up Pool Table Road to Hanson's Mill Campground, then on to the trail - hiking towards the Wheeler Geological Area in the La Garita Wilderness.
Took a trip over to Lake City with the Bryant's today for a ride out towards Engineers Pass on County Road 20. Our plan was to ride out County Road 20 following Henson Creek until the road got too tough to ride. Well... Heather, Ronnie, and Nanette figured out where that was and turned around at 13 miles out - I decided to push on and see if I could make the top of Engineers Pass!
Hiking day and we decided to hike past the mines on West Willow Creek from just north of Creede and then try the Hobbit Trail. We estimated that the round trip would be just over eight (8) miles and it ended up at just over nine (9) miles. We really wanted a chance to see all the old mines outside of Creede and this hike did not disappoint.
Great morning to go get a bike ride in before the afternoon t-storms and rain. Around a 39 mile out and back route on several gravel roads towards Love Lake and then up to a turn-out to see the elusive Copper Falls. Thanks to Ronnie Bryant for scouting this route out and finding where Copper Falls is located.
Loaded up everyone (Heather, Jim, Melody, and Scout) in the truck - took a drive over to Lake City to scout out future hikes and bike rides.
Today we drove up to the top of Wolf Creek Pass with the Yuhn's (Jim, Melody, and Scout) to hike a portion of the CDT (Continental Divide Trail) up to Alberta Peak (11,870 feet). The CDT crosses right at Wolf Creek Pass and the hike from the pass to the peak is right at three miles one-way.
A busy week with moving from La Veta to Creede, an overnight trip to Albuquerque for a concert, and then a drive back to Creede yesterday. Today we drove down to Del Norte for a mixed (pavement and gravel) bike ride up to South Fork and back - a nice 42 mile ride.