Finally made it to Salida, CO after getting snowed off the Divide a few days ago. Captain, Manparty, Lush, and I decided to take a couple days off in Buena Vista to let the weather pass. Incredibly, a lot of the snow melted by the time we returned to the trail, and the passes we were worried about ended up being a piece of cake. We also met SLAM and Sparrow on the trail a couple days ago, so our hiking party grew to six.
Nights have been extremely cold as of late, but the last few days have been warm and pleasant. Captain went to the doctor today in Salida since he has not been feeling well the last couple of weeks. Turns out, he has giardia, and has been given a prescription to deal with the symptoms. There is also more snow in the forecast in the next couple of days. We will have to decide how we want to finish hiking Colorado. The San Juan's may be out of the question at this point, but we still have a few days to decide our route.