When you get back to Twin Lakes, you feel like you are almost back to camp. But you are not. Terri heads back down The Headwall, below the Lakes. Click on the picture to enlarge.


This is the last spot on the trail back to camp that Windom's summit can be seen.


Here is the stream we crossed the day before, under much more relaxing circumstances. Terri soaks her feet in the icy cold water. We were more than ready to take a load off at this point.


Finally back at camp, it was my duty as a husband to fix Terri up. She is happy to be horizontal and even fly-proof.


Terri is watched as she prepares to take two Advil and call me in the morning.


In the morning, heading back, we hated to leave Chicago Basin (though a cheeseburger sounded good). Click on the picture to enlarge.


About to leave the Basin via the valley to the South. Click on the picture to enlarge. 


One last shot to the North. Windom Peak is in the middle of the photo. Click on the picture to enlarge.


We top off with water about halfway back to the trailhead. Already the extra oxygen was noticeable and pleasant.


The train is always a welcome sight. It is nice to hear that whistle in the distance when you are tired and hungry.


After spending the night in Durango in a hotel (yeah!!) we took a great road day trip to Telluride, Ouray, Silverton, and back to Durango. This small lake is between Cortez and Telluride. Click on the picture to enlarge.


Some of the homes on the hillside were for sale, but I didn't price them. A man can dream....


In the background is Wilson Peak, which I attempted with Taylor in 2003.


Between Telluride and Ouray, I posed in front of Uncompahgre Peak (14,309', center of photo) and Wetterhorn Peak (14,015', right of photo). Wetterhorn is near Silverton and I aspire to climb it, though it is Class 3 and would be a step up for me. 


Finally, I pose in front of Mount Sneffels, which Taylor and I climbed in 2003. Sneffels is near Ouray, Colorado, a great mountain town.


A parting shot from the East of two of the Chicago Basin 14'ers by Ryan Schilling, a Colorado climber and photographer. Windom is left center of the photo.


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