CDT July 11-13: Berthoud Pass to Grand Lake, CO

After spending three two zero days in Fraser with Cindy and our friends Nancy and Sandy, I was back on the trail for three days and 56 miles.  The highlight was the climb to James Peak and a scenic ridge-top descent to Rollins Pass. 
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CDT July 3-8: Breckenridge to Berthoud Pass and Fraser

CDT: THE ANNIVERSARY EDITION.

I enjoyed my two-night stay in Breckenridge but I looked forward to the incredible hiking that awaited me.  The maps showed the trail on top of the Continental Divide, only sometimes dropping below the divide.  And Grays Peak, a 14,270 foot peak would be my first Colorado “14er”.  While at Twin Lakes a week ago I agreed to camp with my friends Nancy and Sandy at Herman Lake 13 miles past Grays Peak.  But the most exciting day I looked forward to was July 8 when I would meet Cindy at Berthoud Pass and take two zero days at Nancy and Sandy’s cabin.  I was not disappointed.  Moreover, at Herman Lake I received the biggest surprise of the entire 82 days of this hike.

Cindy and Roger on Herman Lake, Colorado

Cindy and Roger on Herman Lake, Colorado

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