Hope all is well tonight.
I had the pleasure of spending last weekend in the company of fellow expat and BPL member Stuart D in the amazing Indian Peaks Wilderness area of Colorado.
For those of you who do not know me I moved to Michigan in February for 3 years, I am from Ireland and before moving Wild camped and hiked in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England and France.
As I have never hiked or Wild Camped above 4500 feet I knew that I may suffer a bit from the Altitude (more of that later)
We hit the trail at 7.30am on Friday morning and the plan was to hike over Buchanan Pass on to the Eastern Divide and then come back via Pawnee Pass.
I was hiking slowly at first and picked up my speed but by lunch time the Sun and altitude got the better of me and I slowed to a snail’s pace, at about 11300ft I had decided I was officially ill so we headed down to Red Deer Lake which at 10300ft was far more hospitable and we got below the tree line out of the Sun.
During the Night Wind really picked up and we where really appricative we found a some what shelter spot.
Enjoy the pictures,
Buchanan Pass ahead.
Red Deer Lake
What, a snowfield and its 100F.
Time for Lunch.
Stuart "The guide"
Me and a Tarp Tent Stratosphire 1.
Stuart's Cuben Solomid.