Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tuesday hike to Alberta Peak

What better recognition of our privileged location--a hike on the Continental Divide Trail along the top edge of the Wolf Creek Ski Area--the nation's "King of the Trails" and Colorado's finest ski area.  (We were on the peak last March--when it was much smoother (walking on snow). We had a different perspective yesterday--no snow, but some clouds moving our way.)  We beat the rain back to the cars--again with good timing.
Thanks to all the good hikers we had on this trip--remarkably fit and energetic!
Plan for next Tuesday (weather permitting):  another segment of the CDT, this time off of Spring Creek Pass.  We can pick up the Creede contingent at the baseball field in Creede (or they can suggest another location).  For now, we'll keep the same starting time 9 a.m. in the South Fork Visitor Center.  We will probably get back to town after 4 p.m.  (Note: If the weather forecast says rain in the afternoon, I'll notify you by e-mail of an earlier morning starting time.)
--Doug Knudson




8 of 9 tough hikers


Fire near Windy Pass--with plenty plenty of spruce bark beetle trees on the way out.


Alberta Peak


The Continental Divide Trail


Back to the great Pass on the Great Divide


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