June 29, 9:00 AM
A group from High Trails reached the top of 14,440’ Mt. Elbert, Colorado’s highest mountain, this morning in time for the sunrise! We have trips from Big Spring climbing Mts. Oxford and Belford as well as Mt. Princeton this morning and are looking forward to hearing from them during the next two hours.
At High Trails, we will be picking up our remaining trips today—the 5-day Colorado Trail Backpack, the Elbert-Massive 5-day backpack, and the Tarryalls 4-day Backpack, and the 5-day Horse Trip will be heading back to the stables. We look forward to being all together again this evening. The boys’ trips will also return by dinner so the Big Spring Lodge will be full as well.
The Junior Campers in both camps will be returning from their overnights by lunch and we look forward to hearing of their adventures!
News from the Waldo Canyon Fire continues to be good. Firefighters are announcing 15% containment and allowing some of the evacuees in Colorado Springs to return to their homes. The Air Force Academy is resuming normal operations. The western line of the fire appears to be secure which is good news for Woodland Park. Rain yesterday afternoon over the whole area, including camp, has helped the firefighting efforts.
More news this evening…Jane