After the enormous winter of 2018-2019 in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, by the end of July the snowpack has finally melted off enough to call it summertime in the alpine now. Last weekend we hiked a very pleasant three-day shuttle route through the vibrant green mountains west of Silverton.
Summer Green in the San Juans, Colorado - July 2019
Our trail took us through miles of gorgeous green mountainside meadows just starting to pop with wildflowers. Combined with the clear air, puffy clouds, and almost complete lack of mosquitos (as opposed to our previous trek in the Uintas), we were feeling perfectly elated, walking through paradise on Earth.
I'm already excited for the next trip!