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
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
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