Our weather held and we have now finished Colorado. Our biggest snow worries are now behind us. We’ve crossed the 2000 mile mark and are done with elevations over 12,000 feet. With only 4 weeks of hiking left we definitely feel like we are in the home stretch.
We finished the last 65 miles of the San Juan Mountains in just over two days. We needed to be in Chama early on the third day to catch a ride to Santa Fe for a wedding and a weekend off. The break has been greatly anticipated since for two weeks we have been pushing hard so we could finish Colorado before October.
The South San Juan Mountains were nice, but nothing compared to the Northern section. We saw a few rugged peaks and had our last hurrah above treeline, but by the end we could see the mountains mellowing. New Mexico has been in severe drought so we could have quite the difficulty with water in the days ahead. As always, I’m sure we’ll figure out a solution. It seems to be a theme of our hikes.