5/7/10, La Plata Canyon, CO - To sum today up - it was a lot of climbing.
After breaking camp at the head of Wildcat Canyon, Bob and Doc started leaning into their collars, and didn’t stop for the remainder of the day. Our camp last night was at the 6800 foot elevation; tonight, we’re at 8700 feet.
Most of the morning we trekked up US 160, as it snaked along inside of a canyon. The grade was fairly slight (only 2 to 5%) but it just kept going up. Bob and Doc did a great job, but they were pretty pooped by the time we pulled into camp.
The team attracted a lot of attention today; impart due to the article that ran in today’s copy of the Durango Herald. The story is linked above and I also included it on the ‘Media Coverage’ page. All day long we were stopping to talk to folks.