CDT June 23-27: Monarch Pass to Twin Lakes, Colorado

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.

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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.

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5 thoughts on “CDT June 23-27: Monarch Pass to Twin Lakes, Colorado

  1. Great pics! They really show the beautiful scenery and terrain challenges. Looks like you had quite the steep glissade! I’m so glad it worked out to meet up with the McVies. I know they had a great time with you and Elusive and it was fun for them to meet a few other “hiker trash”. Onward to Breckenridge and then to Berthoud Pass! I am counting the days!

  2. Looking good Roger! Great pictures. Your pace is great! Enjoy Breckenridge.

  3. Colorado looks Lonely and rough climbing and sliding down a hill of ice is no picnic. I guess you just put one foot in front of the other and keep moving. Takes a lot of endurance and perseverance. Sure miss seeing you. The pictures are really good. Keep trekking. Fondly Marian/ Bob

  4. Stunning scenery for sure! I’m thinking that helps in the climb over the next ridge.

  5. Hopefully the beautiful high Meadows of flowers will be out.
    There will be lots of up and down but that’s Colorado. Great views
    Marmot

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