Walking along North Fork one discovers several beaver dams.
Later is a traverse across a huge meadow, where I lost the trail and the new dry path.
On the far side of the meadow and into the woods a man camping with three horses.
One horse was corralled and the other two free ranging, taking turns. That way the two free horses do not stray too far.
His Aussie is named Zena, not with an X.
A Steep climb brings you up to appreciate the Window rock formation.
From this trail the vista of several San Juan rocky peaks is magnificent, and impossible to hike, so lucky the trail does not lead there.
The wilderness area networks with other trails, and descends to Ute Lake.
Then the trail climbs to more beauty and West Ute Lake.
Day 9, 6/26/2014 Thursday
Start North Fork mile 903, elevation 11458
End near West Ute Lake, mile 920, elevation 11811
[finished audiobook When Sysadmins Rule the Earth by Cory Doctorow]