Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sunny foray on a funny-weather day.

A first for five hikers--walking through a rocky valley to get to the base of Pup Peak, out SE of Del Norte, then huff and puff a little to get up to the peak, where it began snowing upwards.  This may be the last hike of the season for Ashley and Ozzie.
Coming up: • Dennis leads an interesting Thursday hike  (9:00 a.m.)--his last for the Fall season.
      • Wayne and Linda Moulds lead the Monday (combined M.-Tuesday) hike starting at 10 a.m.  Mountain Standard Time. They expect to find enough snow up high to make this a snowshoe hike.  Come equipped for about 2 feet of snow.
• No more Tuesday hikes until next Spring.  Come up to Wolf Creek Ski Area on Tuesdays and sip some hot chocolate with your friends.
During Christmas time, we will have a couple of snowy hikes--probably with snowshoes. We often enjoy the company of 20-25 people on these relatively short forays (1-2 miles) through some beautiful local spots.  These help compensate for over-indulgence, letting you burn a little sugar.
If you wish to suggest a time and/or place for your guests, call 719-873-5239; we'll see what we can arrange (no charge).
--Doug Knudson
Snow in S Fk, but sun in the canyons out east


We said goodbye to Ashley, perhaps until next Spring


Interesting rocks all around


The trail runs through this rocky landscape


Leeward lunch below Pup Peak


Facing wind on top of Pup Pk


3 summiteers


Tim with Pup Pk to L and Dog Mtn. to right


The historic quary


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