We decided it was time to try to put the new car to a test, so we took our Saturday and drove up a jeep trail towards Weston Pass, between Fairplay and Leadville. The car handled fine, until we hit a 3 foot snow patch that we decided just wasn’t worth trying to cross. The east side of the pass is pretty tame, so we still haven’t been able to test the off-road capability. That will have to come later in the summer.
On the way back down, we stopped at the Rich Creek trailhead for a quick hike into the Buffalo Peaks wilderness area. We have never been, so it gave us a chance to find some new backpacking spots. Now we have another target on our camping list!