Archive for April 2017

Mesa Trail

We weren’t prepared or adventurous enough to weather the new snow at the Continental Divide (or drive to Bear Lake where there is still 4′ of snow with a new 6″from last night and today), but it was a short drive to Chautauqua, where there was a manageable 6″ of new snow, and we had easy access to the Mesa Trail. After 8 weeks since my second knee surgery, I wanted to test my hiking ability on an easy trail. Mark and I had a 2-hour, 4.4-mile hike from Chautauqua to NCAR and back. The trail is even and slightly up hill for the first half, then pretty level; elevation gain is only ~600′.

Mark showed me Google pedometer, so I saved the route there.

A few more pics are here.

Summary: 4.4 miles, light snow, 2.25 hours, 600′ elevation gain.