Today was a relaxing, kick your boots off, kind of day. Yes, we still woke up at 4am. It’s our time when we hit the trail so we don’t miss out on the morning light. We hiked out of the canyon and followed the tree line. There were many creek crossings but nothing too difficult to navigate.
The plan is to take it slow and easy today being we want to be in Twin Lakes tomorrow for our resupply, showers and laundry. The miles were easy so we took man￼￼y breaks along the way.
Triple-Z was checking and rechecking the map to see if there was any extra miles we could do? Nope, none at all. We decided against climbing Mt Elbert’s being the weather was looking ominous with thunderheads and dark gray rain clouds headed our way. Thank you Lord for saving me from extra bonus miles!
We made it to camp next to this lovely creek that just kept calling me, this is your home tonight, at 2pm. No arguments from me! I can’t deny the creature comforts of nap time and getting my gear organized for tomorrow’s town stop. So here we are, staying put for the early afternoon and evening. Triple-Z crawled into her tent and is also enjoying her free afternoon. Tomorrow Twin Lakes!
The Lord is my Shepard, I lack nothing. He makes me lay down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul. Psalms 23:1-3
2 thoughts on “Day 12: Leisurely Stroll – Rock Creek to Herrington Creek 10 miles”
Hi Kelly: From Twin Lakes will you climb back to the CD and Independence Pass?
Once we leave Twin Lakes, we hike the Collegiate West which takes us to Mt Princeton Hot Springs! That’s all I am thinking about right now. Two days off and real food!