Just rolled into Pagosa Springs. The weather today isn't great, but it's not horrible. I left Lake City on Sunday and had great weather, but Monday it snowed on me again. Tues. and Wed. were great. Namie, the local trail angel is coming into town and going to help me run my errands and then I'm headed right back to the trail--65 miles left of Colorado, and I can't wait for some of New Mexico's boring-ass low-altitude jeep roads. The San Juans were a completely different experience this time around. I didn't recognize much of anything without 8 feet of snow except for obvious things like The Window and the Rio Grande Pyramid. I did do the entire official route though, or rather, what was the official route in June, as they're partially done with a higher re-route that I didn't take because I wanted to see where I'd nearly drowned (Pole Creek). Of course it was piddly this time of year.
I guess I'm now 2 days behind schedule, but things are good. I'm bummed to be missing football season for the second straight year, and I'm kind of ready for the hike to be over. Not that I don't still love it, but being almost 90% done, I'd just like to be 100% done so I can start planning my next big adventure, whatever that may be, (getting a PhD?) and the days are only going to get shorter and the nights are only going to get colder, so I'm just going to keep going as fast as I can.