Chihuahua Lake

Today Sophie and I got together with two friends for a backpacking trip. Carina and Mable live in nearby Frisco so they came over as soon as Carina got off work. The four of us drove to the start of the Chiuhuahua 4WD trail near Montezuma, Colorado. There we donned our packs and headed up the rocky and occasionally flooded road.

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We climbed and climbed and by late afternoon we finally reached our stubby-legged destination: the serene turquoise water’s of Chihuahua Lake. With a round body,  stub legs and a grotesquely small head it looks like a characture of Sophie. Our gangly quartet shared triscuits, salami and cheese before exploring the short but deep outlet canyon.

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By sunset we hiked down and out to a collapsed mine where we made camp and dinner on the old floorboards. In the morning we bid for the 14,200′ summit of Gray’s Peak.

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