I have a serious problem, I am getting comfortable again.
|Full moon at the top of Wolf Creek Ski Area, the lift did not want to start|
|Wolf Creek night skiing!|
|Wolf Creek well protected ridge line (avalanche control pipe)|
|I have learned by my mistakes, if there is a sign for a lookout |
in Colorado you better stop and watch the view
Now this is where the trouble started - I headed toward the little town Durango after finishing my ski day. On the way there I passed Pagoso hot springs and figured I was worth a treat after a night outside at 10000 feet (3000m). I went to the Springs Resort, oh boy, it was so good! I stayed in for 3 hours moving between the many outside hot pools they have right next to the river, always finding new excuses to not get out of the water and keep going on my road trip.
|Soaking at Pagosa hot springs|
|Ultra runner Mike and his Jurta in the woods, ready to|
go for a 39 mile run to celebrate his 39 year birthday
|View not far away from the four corner state intersection. |
The far away mountain on the horizon belongs to Utah
|Mesa Verde National Park, with ancient cliff |
dwellers and magnificent sand stone canyons
|I upgraded the rental car to get better living space|
I have now made my way to Silverton and am staying in the only hostel here. It is really quite great, and I am not sure how likely it will be that I go back to camping out soon again (it is -35 deg C (below 0 deg F) out here at night)... It sure is easier to stay comfortable and warm. I have met lots of nice people and today we did an exiting ski tour in the steep mountains around here. I will tell you more about this place next time I write, It feels kind of like I am home here, the gold mining, the mountains and the skiing, in addition the hostel have pictures of fish everywhere...
Time to sleep, tomorrow ski with new made friends.