We traveled from Chama, NM to Pagosa Springs, Colorado after a good five days at Heron Lake. We met friends from Tennessee at the property of another friend, from Kansas. He calls his place Traveler’s Rest, and we were grateful for his hospitality. After an afternoon of visiting, we traveled into town for a great meal together. Our friends were headed for the Durango area the next day, and we moved about 10 miles up toward Wolf Creek Pass, and East Fork campground. We spent two quiet days there, visiting in the town of Pagosa Springs, and riding the Forest Service roads checking out boondocking sites for future use.
I was itching to get back to the Taylor River Canyon above Gunnison, so we headed in that direction. We drove some of the most beautiful scenery I have seen from a main highway between Creede and Lake City. Only stopped once when we saw a sign about a falls. Who would have thought you would find something like this in the middle of nowhere.
It wasn’t long before we had claimed a beautiful campsite in Rosy Lane campground. The river was roaring between the Casita and the cliffs.
A couple of days later some friends from the Houston area joined us at the campground. They both like to hike, and we got in a number of really good hikes together. The first took us up and behind the campground. A really tough first quarter mile, then a steady uphill slog to the top of the pass. Found the remains of a shelter hidden a ways off the trail.
Downhill both ways. So glad!
Another day found us entering a Wilderness area.
Another beautiful area of creeks, beaver ponds, and awesome scenery. It too, wasn’t without it’s obstacles.
That’s it for now……jc