Me and Elusive were treated by my friends Nancy and Sandy McVie to a wonderful campground dinner feast here in Twin Lakes. It made the hard five days of hiking well worth it. It took Elusive and I five days to hike 70 miles, a section I thought I could cover in four days. Each day included long ascents to beautiful mountain passes. I do not time to write many details. The photos will provide glimpses of the challenges and rewards.
Overall, I am comfortable with my hiking pace, but I am slower than I used to be on high elevation ascents. Everything else is going great! It was so interesting hiking with Elusive. Check out his blog: www.davidowenroberts.com
Next stop is Breckenridge, where I hope to arrive in just four days, 68 miles, with terrain that I expect to be easier than what I just hiked.