This weekend, I met up with some fellow Colorado Mountain Club members and we headed for the high country. We spent the weekend backpacking and exploring the 122,918 acre Holy Cross Wilderness area and covered about 12 miles. We set up camp in an awe inspiring cirque, surrounded by 13,000 foot mountains, crystal clear lakes and an abundance of animals and wildflowers. We didn’t catch any state records, but caught more than our fair share of Cutthroat trout. I also spent a day with another member, getting him used to scrambling over talus and scree slopes on a nearby 13,000 foot peak. The weather couldn’t have been better: blue bird days and cool, clear evenings.