We met Cheryl and Dane at the trailhead and we all headed up together. It had been snowing most of the day and we hadn't really seen any blue skies, but the weather suddenly changed. It was very nice out and we had some sun as we started up the trail.
The beginning of the trail has a few aspens next to it, and the yellow leaves were all over the trail. It was very pretty, and something we always look forward to seeing in the fall every year in Colorado.
It was a fun trail from the beginning, with some rocks to drive over or around all through the trail. We even enjoyed crossing Peru Creek before heading back uphill.
When we came over a hill and saw the marshy wetlands ahead of us, everyone remarked on how gorgeous it was. There were beaver dams all over, and the whole area was surrounded by big mountains covered in snow. It really was beautiful.
It was odd that the trail went through the very edge of the muddy area. We went through carefully and slowly. There was a weird rock shaped like a 4-foot pyramid right next to it, too.
The rocks just after that were fun to climb. Then the logs that Mike called the "corduroy" road was really bumpy, but we went through it slowly and it wasn't too jarring.
The rest of the road weaved through the brush, and most of the time it was tall enough that we couldn't see each other all of the time. It was really cool, and the mountains around us were awesome.
Then, the trail just ended. It was blocked with a few signs and big rocks, and the other side was a hiking trail. It was a challenge to get us all turned around but we did it and went back out the way we came in.
We were thinking about running Warden Gulch too, but everyone decided dinner sounded like a better idea. We ate at Dos Locos Mexican restaurant in Keystone and it was a good time, with good food and great company. It's always nice when everyone can go to dinner. We even got home at a decent hour. It was a great trail and we'll run it again.
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