In Chama we found a coral at the Elk Ridge Lodge and unloaded the gear and the horses. We went shopping and the woman at the Lodge organized a forest officer called Marry, to come down to talk to us, about the trail up to Chama Pass and further to Wolf Creek Pass. We where informed that snow was not going to be a problem, till the big bow in the trail, and water and feed should be plenty. Beetle damaged forrest with lots of treefalls would be the bigger concern, and we should just try our luck. We invited Mary to our Grill steak Dinner and enjoyed her Company till bedtime.