1000 miles done!
The last section was a particularly fun one, in which Sweet As and I decided to hike shorter miles so we could hang out more with Sunshine, Balls, and Beacon. Beacon was able to maneuver his rental car into the mountains and meet with us at the end of each day, and we jumped on the chance to soak in hot tubs and natural springs along the way. And by staying around them, we were able to come onto Leadville the same time the rest of Sunshine's family arrived and have dinner with her mom and sister! I had seen them a few times on the PCT, and was really excited to visit with them again!
At one point, Sweet As and I broke off from the group to take an alternate up Mt Elbert, the tallest peak in Colorado, and while our time on the summit was sunny and perfect, we soon were chased off the peak by thunder, lightning, and sideways snow!
Onward to Breckenridge!