Blaine Basin: On Misery and Mycophilia

Blaine Basin trail is a beautiful, moderate 6.5 mile hike with 1,850’ elevation gain.  The trail starts out through dense forest alongside a musical brook, crosses Wilson Creek three times, and ends up in a gorgeous wildflower-filled basin beneath the face of Mt. Sneffels.  That’s about all I can tell you.

I wasn’t feeling it on this hike, and I am still not feeling it looking back.  But that is certainly no reflection on the hike itself.  It was beautiful, and of all the hikes we have done in Ouray, it had the least incline.   But I struggled Continue reading