8.30am, October 11.
Decked out in blaze orange and fuelled by a combination of “Mickey C’s” Bagels and multiple cups of coffee, Paul “Mags” Magnanti (The Trail Show) and I set off with the intentions of doing a 25 mile overnight trip in the Mt.Evans wilderness.
Alas, it was not meant to be.
An ocean of unexpected blowdowns combined with an early morning Sunday deadline, meant that plans needed to be changed on the fly.
7.30 pm, October 11.
All’s well that ends well.
Our hiking plans torpedoed, Mags & I found culinary and liquid solace in the form of Burgers and Maple Nut Brown Ale at the excellent Tommyknocker Brewery………..which by a happy coincidence was situated only 15 minutes drive downhill from the trailhead.