Deer Lakes CG

This is just off Slumgullion pass towards Lake City. We are again the only campers here. There is a picnic area here on two beautiful lakes. Moose are regulars here. Hope to see some.
Our supplies are holding up nicely including the ice in both coolers. We are really enjoying ourselves.

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Rain then sun

Mother Nature teased us last night with a few seconds of drips. We ignored her and by seven it was really raining. We laid there thinking of all the things we left out getting wet and got up to rescue what we could. What a mess!
When it looked like it was going to clear, we took a drive West on 520 past the construction zone of the new dam at rio grand reservoir. If we had kept on going we would have ended up in silverton.
Skies cleared and we packed up looking for our next site. Many of the campgrounds were closed so we decided to boondock. We eventually found a place off south clear creek road that is most likely used by hunters. Rick rebuilt the fire ring for our much needed hot fire. We enjoyed a quick meal and sat around the fire. We have seen six people since we left south fork three days ago.

Thirty Mile Campground

We are about 30 miles west of Creede, Colorado. There is only one other site being used. We’re in site 1. Planning on doing some hiking and fishing tomorrow. Supposed to be cold tonight but we’re ready. It’s beautiful here.

Quiet morning

It was cold last night. Simon’s water froze in his bowl. We finally left the warmth of our down comforters when the sun hit the meadow next to our campsite. We had breakfast and read for a long time while we warmed up. It’s so quiet here. Only the sound of some distant machines in a logging area down the road.

Today’s hike

This was the sign at the trailhead to squaw Creek in the weminuchi wilderness. We saw evidence of the 2013 wildfire that burned up over 100,000 acres. We also moose and tonight two owls watching us as we took our nightly walk. It’s getting cold so we will be better prepared to stay warm.

Morning hike

Our outing at independence pass was great. Went over a mile out and up to snow and awesome vistas. Simon loved the snowfields burying his face and rolling in the snow. We had “lunch “ at a nice spot by a snowfield and Susan couldn’t resist getting on it. Collar and all.

Parry peak CG

Planned a two nighter here one of our favorite places. Staying in site 14 very close to the roar creek. Weather so far is great cool nights and warm days. Heading up independence Pass for a hike and seeing the wildflowers in super bloom.