Colorado Jul-Aug 2000
Dates: July 29 - August 8, 2000
People: Mark, David, Denny, Marcia
SATURDAY JULY 29
Drove all day from Chicago to Bob & Joyce's House.
SUNDAY JULY 30
Drove from Bob's House to Halfmoon Campground and arrived around supper time. Had a great campfire there near the trailhead with beef and onions for supper.
MONDAY JULY 31
9:34am : Left camp and started on the Seven Sisters Trail
12:30pm : Arrived at Lake Constantine for Lunch. Was roughly 4 mi. and 1000 ft.
4:30pm : The Pass
5:15pm : Today's campsite
TUESDAY AUGUST 1
11:22am : Left Camp
11:36am : Arrive Lake 12,220
12:00pm : Departed Lake 12,220
12:45pm : Arrived Lake 12,750
5:27pm : Returned to camp, it started raining.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 2
6:30am : Left for Mt. of the Holy Cross
12:00pm : Summited Holy Cross
12:21pm : Left Summit
5:00pm : Arrived back at Camp
Had rice and chicken plus turkey teriyaki for supper. Great campfire.
THURSDAY AUGUST 3
Left Seven Sisters and hiked the Pass down to Lake Constantine where we set up camp.
FRIDAY AUGUST 4
Decided not to do Notch Mountain
Hiked from Lake Constantine back to Halfmoon Campground
Returned to the car at 2:25pm
Went to the Sheraton in Silverthorne. Ate at Old Chicago with Bob & Joyce
SATURDAY AUGUST 5
Stayed at Copper Mtn.
Drove Shrine Pass Road and hiked up Shrine Pass and got some pics of Holy Cross.
SUNDAY AUGUST 6
Drove through Buena Vista to Mt. Yale trailhead
Left trailhead at 6am and summited at 10am.
Left summit at 10:30am and returned to TH at 12:15pm
MONDAY AUGUST 7
Left Copper Mtn. and drove US 24 from Vail back to CO Springs.
Visited the Air Force Academy
Drove to Lexington, NE
TUESDAY AUGUST 8
Left Lexington at 10am
Hit Des Moines at 3pm
Arrived back in Chicago in the evening.