Hiked to the river
But then had to hike back out
Very exhaustingToday, I did a solo hike on a trail called Purgatory Flats….It does go down to a rather flat area, but then the trail goes all the way down to the Animas River….10.3 miles round trip. with a 1820 foot elevation drop down to the river and then a hike back up the trail with an elevation gain of 1820 feet. The trail is often very steep and rocky. I carried a 23 pound pack and I was really exhausted by the time I made it back to the car…..