Mountain Goat Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Hot tub
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Refrigerator in room
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... as well. This morning we went out to breakfast for some good food and more discussion. It was a very nice visit. Next time we are going to have to allocate some more time. Randy offered me a jeep ride in the mountains - that sounds exciting.
We left Buena Vista and followed Randy's recommendation to take Cottonwood Pass. It would cut some time off getting back to Gunnison and it would be a new experience; When we got outside of Buena Vista, we ran into a ...
... and Blue Mesa Summit, where there was also the Blue Mesa Reservoir. Monarch Pass was at 11, 312 feet and was also at the Continental Divide, so now we are officially in the east again. The last leg of our journey today took us to Salida, where we stopped for the night. It was late when we got in, so we made it a pizza night and I finally got some laundry done. What a day of spectacular scenery!
... screaming barfies' as they are also known because they are so painful they make you feel like you are going to be sick. When it is cold, blood circulation to the extremities - fingers and toes - becomes restricted (in climbing this is encouraged by holding your axes above your head; when cycling by gripping your handlebars into the wind without moving them). Hot aches occur when the blood starts to flow back into the extremities. Many people confuse this feeling with ...
We got up and headed for CO as early as we could muster in the cold, and it was cold! Foggy, very heavy mist, which probably would've been freezing rain if were 4-5 deg. colder. Snow flurries were in the area and we found out later it was a severe cold snap that came through just as we did, setting record low temperatures for this time of year. We found a café to eat some breakfast and get hot coffee in ...
... It can't really get better than this. At the visitor centre,we saw some wild elk grazing. That was just amazing. Jenny was really excited and we started jumping around a bit; this was one of the reasons we wanted to come to the national parks. We had found a trail to an expanse of water called Sky Pond. It was a 9 mile hike and the description advised we would see waterfalls and amazing views. Well, the description was right on the money. We started at Bear Lake (I didn't see ...