We were going to run Medano Pass on the way home, and we got lucky and had spectacular weather. Walt was going to check out Hermit Pass the day before but the weather was too rainy and he got a late start, so he ended up coming all the way to Alamosa just to run Medano Pass. It was good that we had such a perfect time.
We stopped at the visitor's center to air down and check out the sand dunes. We didn't walk toward them at all, choosing instead to take a few pictures and then head out.
There had been some rain, so instead of soft sand the beginning of the trail was tracks in the sand instead. It was still a nice drive and we really enjoyed it.
The first few water crossings were the most fun, with everyone making a big splash. Then we calmed down and just drove through the rest of them. Medano Pass has such nice water crossings, with clean, clear water.
We looked at all of the campsites and thought about a possible camping trip next year. We stopped at campsite 4.3 for lunch, and it really seemed like the perfect site for us. It had a lot of parking and lots of flat space for setting up tents. It even had a small creek running nearby.
We had a great lunch and no one wanted to leave. We could have all taken naps right there in our camping chairs, but eventually we decided to pack up and go.
The rest of the trail went by quickly. The last bit of dirt road was smooth and not dusty, and the weather was still so nice. We even enjoyed that bit of the trail, and we were sad to see the end of it.
We aired down and headed for home. It was a great weekend!
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