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The Stunning San Juan Range

Once we thawed out in the morning from our coldest night on trail, we got going. We had a 32 mile days ahead of us so it was going to be a long one.

For the first 20 miles we stayed above treeline and the views we're incredible. The San Juans are absolutely breathtaking and have made this entire month in Colorado worth every mile.

In the mid-afternoon we followed a steep and rocky trail down thousands of feet, crossed some railroad tracks and then climbed thousands of feet back up. I didn't get to camp at Molas Lake till almost 9pm. Thankfully we had an easy day the next day so we weren't planning to wake up early.