Jackie Little, Chris Horley, and I had
a terrific weekend backpack to the South San Juan Wilderness on July
15-17. We left LA at 8:30 am on Friday, and were on the trail
on the Adams Fork of the Conejos River at 12:30.
Green, cool, lots of water in the
river and side streams. We hiked for about 4 hours and made
camp at 11,000 ft.
We hiked up to the Continental Divide
trail on Saturday and made an attempt on Summit Peak, but a rain
shower chased us off before we reached the top. No matter, it
was a delightful walk in the sky.
We shared the Adams Fork valley with
elk, deer, coyotes, marmots, and ptarmigan. Hiked out Sunday
and home around 4 pm. Great trip!