North Chaffee County Trails
The trailhead for trails 267, 295, 295B and 299 is at the old mining town of St. Elmo, about 25 miles southwest of Buena Vista via U.S. 285 and CR 162.
The temperature fell with the setting sun as we finished signing all of the forms and going through our orientation. Seven adults and six kids, bundled up like little stuffed dolls, trying not to slip on the snow as we headed out to the snowmobiles.
Volunteering with Chaffee County Search and Rescue North has shown Nancy and Scott Anderson that there’s more to backcountry safety than the 10 Essentials.