I've been sitting in a campground near Silverton, CO for a few days reading a book about indigo (Indigo: in search of the color that seduced the world
by Catherine E McKinley--I recommend it!). How I came to be car camping near Silverton instead of walking the Colorado Trail south of Silverton is a long story. If you're interested you can read about it in my trail journal HERE
. The short version is that I hiked 100 miles of the 300 I had planned to hike along the Colorado Trail this summer and a knee injury took me off the trail. I am home again after some beautiful days with my family in a fantastic campground outside Silverton. We saw two moose, a plethora of mines, did some four wheeling thanks to my sister and brother-in-law, and sat in the rain reading about indigo.
I am lucky to be able to walk 100 miles. I am disappointed that I couldn't do the whole hike, but know that with a little rehab I will be out there again very soon.
I am ready to finish a tapestry and look to new horizons. Colorado is unbelieveably beautiful and I enjoyed my three weeks at high altitude immensely.
|Mine near Silverton|
|We saw two moose! What is the plural of moose?|
|Between Searle and Kokimo passes on the Colorado Trail|
|At the top of the Ten Mile Range between Breckenridge and Copper mountain--first day out|
|Twin Lakes at sunrise from a lakeside camp|