Cumbres Pass (668.1) to 11000ft camp (673.6)
Colorado was always going to be a challenge. It would probably be some of the hardest hiking that I will do thus far in my life. Things h...
25th- 27th April
We spent some time in the quaint village of Chama, New Mexico. We watched many experienced hikers set off into the notorious San Juan mountains. Almost all returned a day ...
Scenic Overview Camp (651.3) to Cumbres Pass (668.1)
I slept well. Despite camping above 10000 feet surrounded by snow it was not too cold. I was hiking by about 6.30am. The patches of sn...
Hopewell Lake (625.8) to (651.3)
It was about 7am when we crossed the quiet nation highway 64. We slowly climbed on a jeep road. To the left was a grassy meadow. I spotted something...
25.4 miles (41km)
Upper Canjilon Lake (600.4) to Hopewell Lake (625.8)
Things didn't start well. I took a wrong turn leaving camp. Crunchmaster followed me, so did Spontaneous. We had walked a...
24.9 miles (40km)
(575.5) to Upper Canjilon Lake (600.4)
The low river valley was slowly giving way to the steep climb onto the Colorado Plateau. I'm not far from the state of Colorado. To get there...
13.8 Miles (22km)
Rio Chama (561.7) to (575.5)
It was not below freezing overnight. This made me happy and assisted with a good nights sleep.
The morning bought the red rock cliffs alive whic...
26.7 miles (43km)
Cold Camp (535) to Rio Chama (561.7)
It was cold overnight. I woke at 4.30am. I was freezing. I was wrapped up in my sleeping bag with just my nose protruding. I slipped on my down...
Cuba (519.8) to Cold camp (535)
I slept poorly last night. Rain continued for part of the evening and night. The thought of leaving the relative comforts of the hotel in the morning we...
We had all the best intentions of hiking out of town after lunch. We started packing. I mentioned that I was still quite tired. Next thing you know we decided to stay another da...