Sunrise this morning and today will be another great day. I'm getting off trail for a few days again this time to visit with some family in the area and attend the wedding of friends Kelly and Sam! The timing for this one worked out so well, it's not often that I'm hiking through the same state that my friends are getting married!! I hopped off trail this time near Grey's Peak trailhead and will be back in 3 days time. Again I forgot to take any photos of the wedding as I was so excited to be at the ceremony, catchup with old friends from college and meet new friends. I was in awe of the love surrounding everyone at the wedding and was greatful to witness it. Once again I was smiles from ear to ear all night long. Can't wait to visit Fort Collins again!
It was also so comforting to see family in Denver and hang out with my cousins! Can't wait to see you again, hopefully soon!
Raspberries are in season!
Per tradition, flying a kite (from my family) on the top of a mountain on trail. This is Grey's Peak the highest point on the CDT. On the AT I flew one on Mt. Washington and on the PCT Mt. Whitney
Old mines up in the hills
More time up on the ridges. I love walking up this high but it can get concerning when you're above tree line for miles on end and there's no place to hind in case of bad weather. This day in particular Will and I had to hike past dark to finally get down low enough to find some trees and take cover from the howling winds.
Nope, nope, nope, staying on the CDT/CT.
Over the past couple days the air has been increasingly hazy due to all the forest fires happening right now. There are a couple in Colorado, Montana and the Eagle Creek fire in Oregon. Special thoughts to the CDT NoBo's and PCTers that they all stay safe this hiking season.
Coming into Copper Mountain
Entering an area with old land mines. Definitely didn't go off trail in this section.
Some kind of old bunkers or something in the hazardous area.
Some old timey locomotives in Leadville. Leadville, is one of my favorite towns on trail so far and os the highest incorporated town in America!