As I headed for home, my buddy Tony hiked in supplies that I needed and joined in a few days for hiking and fishing on some previously unexplored trail in the Weminuche Wilderness. Emerald lake and Moon Lake were the highlights as well as some challenging trail and a fine fish fry. After resupply in Silverton, CO it was only 1 more day to the finish in Telluride and as luck would have it snowed my last night on the trail.
Years ago I combined long distance hiking and fundraising for my favorite charities. I donate my expenses and have been quite successful in helping to change lives. This year I raised money for the GoHawkeye Foundation, a organization I co-founded in 2014 that helps people with disabilities get outdoors.