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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
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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 …