We were able to get a spot at the Fairgrounds in Durango for a week. It is very close to Molly and right next store to the Recreation Center. It is, however, in a parking lot with no shade – but at least it has a partial hook up for water and electric.
Our first morning here, Molly took us on a hike on Hogsback Trail at Overend Mountain Park. It was a short but VERY steep trail that she uses for a quick hike on busy days.
That red speck is Molly. As you can see, I fell behind and wasn’t sure if I was going to actually make it to the top. My biggest concern was that I had to come back down the same way. It was mostly dry, loose granular with steep drop offs on both sides in some areas. Why didn’t I bring my poles (and skis for that matter!!)?
It was nice to see dad and daughter together again at we took a break at the summit. The smoke from the burning fires creates an unnatural foggy image. Molly kept telling us that the view is normally breathtaking.
Later that day, Scott and I took a ride over to Haviland Lake to make a future reservation. How could we not camp on a lake called Haviland?