My return from the mountains...

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