Woke up to a coating of frost on everything and the water bottles just starting to freeze. It was a bit of a surprise since I was nice and warm all night.

Spent all day hiking up a valley – fortunately a nice, gradual ascent. Very pleasant as far as ascents go. My pack was light. Water was plentiful and I saw 2 moose. The perfect hike. Set up camp with Keith, Bill, Homestead, and a section hiking jerk with a dog about a mile below a trail head to San Luis Peak – a 14er, which we all planned to do in the morning. Really ready for a zero day in Creede.