I set out Sunday to do a trail run from the bottom of Cascade, up Engineer Mountain Trail to the Colorado Trail and out at Molas Pass. Unfortunately I flinched when the skies got dark at Engine Creek, so I headed down the mountain and of course the skies got blue again.
My problem was not packing a rain jacket, something I need to do now.
I stopped by the water fall on Engine Creek and took a little break.
But the Cascade to Molas is a summer goal for sure. I'm going to do that. People ride it on mountain bikes in the other direction fort the downhill at the end, but the way I see it - Cascade is closer to Durango and once at Molas I can decide whether to run the road back to the start (with one climb up to Coal Bank, but the rest all downhill) - or hitch a ride back.