Abort!

Day 39

Lots of miles - had to find another way

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In the morning we climbed back up to the divide to find the trail impassable - turned around to three forks to find our way out.

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We retraced our steps and found the snow had become much softer. We sloshed down.

Going up

Going up

Going down

Going down

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At the end of the river was a big dam - Damn.

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The town of Conejos was nearby and was just starting to defrost. It was not really open but there were a few people milling about preparing the place for Memorial Day weekend. Frustrated that we couldn't get a sandwich, Banjo and I took off down the dirt road. In just a few steps a giant black truck pulled over and gave us a ride to Alamosa - far far from the trail. We were super thankful, as we needed to get to town to resupply, reorganize and create a new plan of attack. The southern and northern San Juans are just too dangerous at this time.

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