Thursday was a trail day for Jp, and the morning dawned brisk and damp with the threat of more inclement weather imminent. We chose a run up to Wheeler Lake. It was a fairly short, but technical 7-rated trail that started with an hour drive from base camp and then headed southwest over the Continental Divide to the trailhead located between Breckenridge and Fairplay, Colorado. Wheeler Lake Trail starts at an elevation of 10,995 feet above sea level. It is 3.13 miles long and ends above tree line at the modest elevation of 12,200 feet at a small lake fed by glacial waters and snowmelt, and the way in is also the way back.