Living Donation

Date: 6/08/2016 Day: 33 Distance: 0 miles start: stop: Elevation: 8030 ft Others Here: Cloudbuster Others in town: Paperweight, Sas, Not a Chance  (actually hiking a different trail that intersects) Camp: Cumbres Suites in Chama When I was just a wee lad, my sister, Janice, saved my life at a public swimming pool.  That would have been at either Bozeman, MT or Gunnison, CO; I’m not sure which.  Little did she know she was preserving her own personal kidney farm.  When she was 15 or 16, she fell from a cliff near Bozeman and suffered a compound fracture in her …

Waiting for snowshoes

Date: 6/08/2016 Day: 33 Distance: 0 miles start: stop: Elevation: 8030 ft Others Here: Cloudbuster Camp: Cumbres Suites in Chama After much thought and learning that basically everyone that has continued north from Cumbres Pass has used snowshoes, we decided to bite the bullet and order some for ourselves.  I was hoping to go north without them, but Cloudbuster has been keeping up with reports from those ahead of us.  Everyone is saying that snowshoes are a must.  Otherwise, we would be postholing most of the way to Wolf Creek Pass and beyond. We both ordered a pair and they …