Drove 20 miles West, out of Steamboat Springs on Hwy 40 along Elk River to #400 NSFR (CR 64) to the Zirkel Wilderness area and the Slavonia Trailhead to the Gold Creek Lake trailhead. 8 miles roundtrip. The drives are so worth it right now! The fall colors are peaking and snow will soon be making her presence known in these parts. Took advantage of the beautiful weather.
Elk River was on my left the entire time as I sped out of town, happy I took a moment to enjoy the glassy calm that was this dormant river.
Road warrior in the Subi as always. She's so close to her 100,000 mile marker. I'll be sure to make that moment special for her.
Where the pavement ends and the real fun begins!
Brothers. These two were hiking with their father all the way to Gilpin Lake for the day, they were the perfect pair.