After our fourteener and an episode of altitude sickness yesterday, it was decided that today would be a rest day. Specifically, we would perform some reconnaissance on upcoming ventures.
The first of these short trips was to Beaver Meadows. In a few days I’ll be traversing the Ute Trail East from Trail Ridge Road, across the tundra, and down through the forested tracts into Beaver Meadows. As there are several connecting trails at the end, the plan was to head up the trail for a short distance, past the intersections, and then to return. The idea being that after a long hike, I would finish somewhere familiar to make sure I was able to successfully meet my ride. Continue Reading →