I spent Friday night at the cabin with a friend, I had to go there to get the satellite internet hooked up. It's going to be part of my home office tax write off so it should help with taxes. I got a few curtains up to help keep the sun out and keep the place cool during the day, a few more curtains will be done this coming weekend. After the internet was hooked up my friend and I went for a hike, with the plan being to see the lakes that feed the creeks. We were short on time and ended up turning around about 3/4 mile from the lakes. It wasn't wasted time and the workout was great. The trail spends about 50% of the time following the creek and ends at the lakes. From the lakes you can hit a few 14,000 foot summits but that's an additional 5 hours round trip for the easiest summit.
|The Crestone Needle (right) and Peak (left)|
|3 Marmot rock|
|Mount Humboldt (false summit)|
|This is a route up (real rock climbing gear needed) to the Needle|
There is a bluegrass festival this coming weekend so we will all be there again. I plan on getting more work done while everyone else is listening to the music in town. This works well for me, I tend to get more done when nobody is around:
The old trash burn cinder block structure needs to get removed so I can have firewood delivered. The curtains need to be finished, the garage needs to be emptied of a few things and cleaned (with a leaf blower), a path to the creek needs to be bushwhacked for water hauling, the wood shed needs some roof support beams installed, etc. Never ending, but it's good quality sweat equity work.
In closing, when you are a begging dog you often get what you want. That includes great hiking, creek swimming, bike barking and exhaustion.