10.6. The Lake is beautifully embeded in a small valley and snow is still on the edges of the lake. As we decend it becomes difficult cause of all the beetle wood downfall we encounter. On the small trail it is difficult to walk around the fallen trees, so a couple of time we have to cut our way through. Hard work with just a small hand saw. It was about 120 trees till we hit the bottom of the valley and could ride again. And the 8 mls took more than 4 hours to manage. We reach the Rio Grande about 15 km before Creede and camp right there at the river.