First of all, any help would be greatly appreciated. Veteran/moderate hiking skill/reasonable fitness....exploring option for 5 day hike with some fishing available, heavy emphasis on reasonable terrain(no climbing--previous injury), aesthetics and vistas, trails only as I'll be solo, perhaps small amounts of low risk bushwacking.
Love San Juans, but too far from Denver, can I get somewhere within reasonable radius of Denver and challenge what I'd experience near Durango?
Thanks in Advance!
Also, what should I limit carry weight to for prospective adventure as described?
Is it safe to bring small dog? Yorkshire/Poodle mix.. 5lbs...