trails with verticality around Ouray, Colorado, I was looking for something easier. Kwange Mesa Trail it would be.
Turns out the old road may have been related to an underground gas line that runs down the mesa and off the end.
I had to decide if I wanted to descend to a third layer where I could perceive a route, but it didn't feature the worn trail to give me confidence.
the cache that was tempting me. It's only been found six times in the last two years - no wonder it was rated the way it was.
It wasn't a free find. On my way back up to the second level, my faithful, ever ready Nalgene bottle came out of my fanny pack and bounced down the cliff. :-(
The trail proved to be a good test of the ankle that I twisted while I was at Animas Forks. It's finally no longer sore no matter how much I push it. About 5 miles all told with 6 lonely caches = lots of fun!