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SWAG's 'Have you camera ready' trip!

The Machine on North Twilight
July 31, 2011
Wham-O!
August 1, 2011
Looking West back into Elk Creek Gorge

Looking West back into Elk Creek Gorge

Becky and Dan came out from Missouri last week to join us for our ‘Best of The Weminuche’ backpacking trip. This trip takes on almost 30 miles of trail with 7200 feet of elevation gain and 7600 feet of elevation loss over 5 days. Overall the weather treated us very well with the rain usually holding off until we were in the comfort and safety of our tents and sleeping bags each night. For wildlife along the trail, we saw deer on a regular occasion, caught a glimpse of an adult mother moose and her young calf, a plethora of mountain goats and lots of other hikers. The wildflowers were in the peak of their blooming and added lots of color to our photos. Becky and Dan hiked at a relatively brisk pace and forced me to hike until 5 PM at knife point each day! With making such great mileage each day we covered the entire in trip in just 4 days. Excellent work you two and see you next summer for some peaks.

(and yes, it was at least a dull knife…)

MP

Climbing out of Elk Creek towards the Continental Divide

Climbing out of Elk Creek towards the Continental Divide

All smiles on the friendly switchbacks

All smiles on the friendly switchbacks

The top of the continental divide @ 12,600 feet. This is also the Colorado Trail at this point.

The top of the continental divide @ 12,600 feet. This is also the Colorado Trail at this point.

Becky and Dan

Becky and Dan

Eldorado Lakes

Eldorado Lakes

Vallecito Lake with the Gaudian on the left and Mt. Silex on the right

Vallecito Lake with the Gaudian on the left and Mt. Silex on the right

Dan crossing Johnson Creek. He was game for anything.

Dan crossing Johnson Creek. He was game for anything.