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Colorado's Chicago Basin

By on October 9, 2016

Day 142: Chicago Basin, CO > Durango, CO

We woke up to a rainy morning – glad we had made the decision to come down the trail. It was undoubtedly snowing up at the Basin where we left Austin last night, and we hoped the best for his summit attempt of Eolus this morning. We packed up, and started off on the 3 remaining miles of our trek. Halfway, John caught a cold and for a minute, I didn’t think we would make our 11:15 train. We did, and we stumbled on to our ride to civilization. The train took us to Silverton first, where we hopped off for lunch at Handlebars. After a bison burger and bloody mary, we went to have a few brews at the brewery in town. The train whistle blew, and we got back on towards Durango. We watched as the beautiful forest weaved by our tired eyes, and were grateful for a few days of solitude in nature. Back in town, we cleaned up and went to Ska Brewing for dinner. We ate pizza, but I could barely stay awake – finally feeling the exhaustion. We tried to watch the second presidential debate on John’s phone, but could muster neither the energy nor the electricity to make it through…

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