Wednesday June 9, 2010
Camp 40: Trail Lake
Our day began by crossing the marsh using downed trees. We climbed 12,000 feet and the views were incredible with layers of snow-capped mountains. From the ridge we could see for miles, below us the lakes were laced with ice, the snow fields stretched before us and the bluest sky you can imagine enveloped us. The trail was very unforgiving today, those beautiful snow fields ensured cold, wet feet and we trudged through mud and water at snail pace. Our trekking poles were a godsend as we punched through the snow and slid through the mud. We are both exhausted but it was an exhilarating day. These mountains are rugged and beautiful, so many new experiences. I simply cannot wait to see how it all unfolds. South San Juans!!