We had a great time exploring Salt Creek and we planned on running Chubb Park on the way out. It's a straight trail that is largely through open space, so we weren't expecting anything major. We were right, but it was still a nice drive.
It's easy enough to find the sign pointing the way on the north end, and it was in the trees. It was relaxing and shaded as we followed Trout Creek south. We soon popped out into the park and out of the trees. We stopped at the intersection with the spur but decided to explore that some other time. The sun was going down and it was getting chilly and windy.
We crossed Sevenmile Creek and then the trail was exposed in the park. That meant it got really windy. We could see the cars on highway 285 and we talked about how many years we'd been passing Chubb Park and not exploring the trails in the Fourmile Area. We'd seen a few of them earlier in the season and this would wrap them up.
We passed the Lenhardy Cutoff and kept going. Then we stopped at a wide spot in the road to air up. Walt was going back to Denver for the night and coming back in the morning, while Monica and Roger were headed to the KOA. We planned on covering a few miles in the following morning so airing up made sense for all of us.
When we got to the bridge we parted ways. The KOA was nice, especially because we changed our tent site reservations to Kabins. It was going to be cold at night, and that made the most sense. Monica was in Kabin 10, easily the best Kabin on the site, and we enjoyed a fire under the Milky Way. It was a great first day!