I just left Dave at the Marshall Pass trailhead at 6am as daybreak fell around us and a pack of coyotes howled nearby. What a beautiful morning for Dave to begin this weeklong trek It's a 13 mile journey down a old railroad dirt road to the trail head and we spent the night there in our tent. It rained most the night and was in the 40's this morning. We could see snowfields nearby but wildflowers were blooming brilliant this morning and it's a beautiful day.
Helene ( the woman who wishes she was hiking with him but no way...today alone is a 22 mile day and that's too quick a pace for me)
Monday, July 11, 2011
Ranger Dave Starts 91 mile leg of Colorado Trail Today