Thursday, July 7, 2016
first installment (too many pictures for one mailing)
One of Colorado's most beautiful and remote hiking places, this one started with a walk up the Crater Lake trail, which merges with the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail for a mile. Nine of us split company with two headed on the CDT. The Crater Lake walk down and back out will await another day. Two found a very scenic resting place a quarter mile from the tarn, while five tackled the steep mountain walks to distant views. Most of us got to about 12,500' on 3 different peaks and saw great views.
We re-met at our splitting point and enjoyed the downhill walk back to the cars. (Next set is flowers)