Last Friday/Saturday Kari and I ventured out, full packs and set off to accomplish one of Kari’s ideas. Hiking from Vail to Frisco. The drive takes 25 minutes and includes Vail pass which reached an elevation of 10,000+ft and that’s in a car. On foot, it’s roughly a 14 mile hike through the Gore Mtn Range.
East Vail to Meadowcreek Trailhead in Frisco. Map from ProTrails.com
This is what happens when you put two excited girls in a small tent with dogs after eating 15 cloves of garlic with their chicken for dinner!
My first time sleeping in a tent with two dogs. It’s quite the experience!
We crossed over two passes, the Red Buffalo Pass is essentially the north-south spine that splits the Vail Valley and the Dillion/Frisco Valley
Ripley doesn’t usually do sit still for photos, yet, he hung out here, in his doggy meditation for 15 minutes looking at the valley below
Kari survived the Oregon Trail….no typhoid, no dysentery, no snake bites and never broken wagon wheels! Congratulations!
A grove of Aspens on the Meadow Creek Trail