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Day 5 Colorado 2015

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Love the morning light here!
Today was an easy day of exploring. Jeff gave us the tour of the Upper Lake at 12,000 feet. Geoff, Kevin and his son Kevin attempted Mt. Humboldt but ended up turning around before the summit due to impending weather. On my way back to our campsite I spoke with Katie. She and her husband Bob are owners of The Mixing Bowl in downtown Salida. They were on their way to do some fishing in the Upper Lake. The lake is stocked with Cutthroat Trout.

Enjoy some photos taken of our day.
Our views at breakfast every morning
Flowers along the brook



This is the trail you take for the Class 3 hike to Crestone Needle summit! Crestone Needle Standard Route




At the Upper Lake 12,000 ft
Sunning Marmot

These guys blend in with the rocks!

Bob on his way to enjoy some fly fishing

Day 4 Colorado 2015

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Today we left the Leadville Hostel for the South Colony Lake in the Sangre de Cristo range.  Before leaving Leadville, we stopped off at the Golden Burro CafĂ© and Jeff treated us to breakfast. “Last real meal before the wilderness” Jeff said…..
I think this is Mt. Princeton of the Sawatch Mountain Range
I'm sure you can relate ...... !




At the lower parking lot (8,770 ft)  Mt. Humboldt in the upper left.









Our drive took us through Salida where we stopped off at the Walmart Supercenter for last minute snacks and drinks. When we finally got to the Lower South Colony Trailhead at 8,770ft (lower parking lot), Jeff explained that we wouldn’t be able to get the Suburban up to the upper trailhead at 9,810 feet. The road section to the upper parking lot is steeper and rougher and there are several holes at least a foot and a half deep. 

At the Upper Parking Lot. 
I’ll be honest. I really wasn’t looking forward to the hike into South Colony Lake from the lower parking lot. But I found it easy once …