Made it to Big Lake and the weather was quite nice. Set up camp but started to have trouble breathing. Never gave a thought to how I went from 2300' to 9000'. So lots of breaks to catch my breath. Took it easy as much as possible.
With Liz's expert raising of awnings and help from Lucy we had our screen room up. As you can see we covered it with tarps to stop the winds. As the days went by and the wind was stronger we covered all sides and used a small propane stove in the center to keep us warm it worked great.
As the days passed the Aspens change more and more to there yellow then orange fall colors
Another Friend showed up as we were to go to Reservation Lake.
Things were moving very fast and I my breathing was very labored so I bid my buddies good day and I stayed behind so as not to slow them down. I worked on the camp and organized inside the camper. You really can't have anything in the way in such a small space. Fred and I took some short walks and then climbed into the camper for a short nap and some reading.
Dinner was a combination of things we brought and then sat in the screen room for awhile. Someone had suggested using a clay pot with a candle under it. So I set that up and hoped it would work as it was getting really cold. By 9 o'clock I was freezing so I tried to add another votive candle but for some reason they both went out and the lighter refused to work. I just crawled deeper under the quilts and brought them up over my head. I stayed warm until it was time to use the potty. Well that wasn't much fun.
Good Night All