Fall can be an unpredictable weather wise in any part of America and Ouray Colorado is no exception. Two brave people came for our September hike up the Grey Copper Trail. With all the rain we had been getting then, it was a great time to be a mushroom hunter. Fortunately for us we had an avid mushroom hunter with us. We found boletes, a large coral mushroom, and wood ears.
However, due to thunderstorms rolling in we decided to error on the side of safety and head back to the car. Everyone got soaked, but it was overall a pretty fun hike. Thank you to everyone who came.
October’s hike was also impacted by the weather, with the early snows we got in October we weren’t sure we could drive to the Courthouse Trailhead on Cow Creek, so we decided to do hike in the Ridgway State Park. It turned out to be a lovely day in the valley for a hike. Though we do apologize to everyone who wanted to hike Courthouse, we were looking forward to it, but safety comes first. We’ll have to make it a priority hike next spring.
We are prepared for our hike in November though. We’ll snowshoe or hike the Albany trail in Ironton! On Saturday November 9th, meet us at the Ouray Visitor’s Center parking lot at 10am and we’ll carpool to the trailhead in Ironton. The trail is a 3.6 mile loop with views of the Red Mountains. We look forward to seeing you there!