The next morning, I preached at the Red River Community House Sunday morning worship service, and then we hiked to Lost Lake, 11,400 feet. We camped there overnight and made the summit of Wheeler Peak, 13,160 feet, Monday morning. It was windy and cold, but did not hamper our efforts.
We took all day Tuesday, September 4, to travel from Red River, NM, to Grizzly Gulch Campsite outside Lake City, CO, stopping in Creede, CO, for the best fish tacos at Kip's Grill. (We stopped here again on our return trip, too!)
Wednesday, we drove over 4WD roads to the American Basin trail head and made the summit of Handies Peak (14,048 feet) by mid-morning.We returned to our campsite, and enjoyed dinner cooked over a camp fire complete with smores!
Friday was the long trip home to the Dallas area, passing through the Texas Panhandle during a dust storm that brought cooler weather to the south.
|Grizzly Gulch Campsite|