Lake City to Silverton

Last time on this blog, we resupplied and took a night off in Lake City.

Then we continued our thru hike of the CT from Spring Creek Pass and met some great people along the way.

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Hiking with Ronen from Long Island, NY
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Stayed with these guys at the yurt (MM366.5)
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Gret view from the yurt
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Dominic hiking up to over 13K ft in Segment 22
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Segment 22 lunch stop
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Highest point on the Colorado Trail – Segment 22, MM373.4
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Lots of off-road vehicles around Carson Saddle (end of Segment 22 ~ MM 375)
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Segment 23
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Our camping spot in Segment 23 ~ MM 376.8 … short day due to early rains

The next day – Thursday July 26th – was another amazing day at high elevation.

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Marmots and pikas everywhere at the high elevations of Segment 23
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Our campsite at MM 388.5, at 12,818 ft elevation, in Segment 23

We awoke to a beautiful morning above 12K ft., but the day turned wet and cold, with huge amounts of thunder and lightning, which led to us hunkering down in a gully for a while!

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After a 17 mile damp hard day, we camped ~ MM 405.1 next to Elk Creek, with our plan to head into Silverton for resupply the next day.

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The Animas River
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Sandra in downtown Silverton, CO
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Silverton, CO

Join us next time, when we make the final push to Durango and our terminus of the Colorado Trail.

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