Today we made it to one of my favorite towns on the planet, Durango, Colorado. Almost every winter break my family drives to Durango for a wonderful ski vacation. We have family and friends that live there, so it always makes for a fun holiday season.
We had the pleasure of being joined on our ride into Durango by my second cousin, Mike. It was a lot of fun to have a familiar face along. Upon arrival in Durango we set up at ESCAA's accommodations for the night. It was an old junior high school that is now privately owned and has been turned into art studios and other community facilities. There was even an ice cream shop in an ex-classroom.
That night, after we dried off, we went to one of the best BBQ's of the trip hosted by Durango Troop 538. They made some great food, and all the scouts were very friendly. I met a lot of new people and learned about all the cool things troops do in Durango.
Day 26 - Durango to Pagosa Springs
The next day we were escorted out of town by some of the scouts from the previous night. We traveled along a riverside bike path then left the town of Durango. We then proceeded to the town of Pagosa Springs where we ate a dinner hosted by some locals and then enjoyed a soak in Pagosa’s famous natural hot springs.
The next day we would climb Wolf creek Pass!
After descending from the Rockies we entered a very flat, farm filled valley. There we stayed with a local Scout Troop 307 in Alamosa in a barn/rodeo arena. They hosted us to an amazing pasta dinner. It felt like a warm up to Kansas with so much farmland.