We packed up a lunch and left after breakfast today for a trip to Rito Hondo - a small reservoir near Spring Creek Pass. The aspens are getting yellower and yellower - look for them in the pictures!
Our first stop was the Windy Point viewpoint, where you can get great shots in three directions. The one above looks slightly northwest towards one of the highest peaks in the area - Uncompahgre Peak (14,309'). Two peaks to the left of it is another fourteener, Wetterhorn Peak (14,013'). The peak on the right overlooks the town of Lake City - Crystal Peak (12,933').
Our next stop was Rito Hondo Reservoir, which sits at 10,050' just below the Continental Divide. Don geared up and took his float tube out for a day of fishing
On our way back to Lake City, we decided to go down to the Deer Lakes to see if we could find a moose or two. We've been told there's a huge bull and a cow with calf, and since it was late afternoon we hoped we'd see one of them. We didn't. But I did see a couple of pretty ponds:
We made it back down to Lake City in time to have dessert before dinner - ice cream at the Soda Shoppe.