Elk Mountain Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
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... the pass which is a mountain road with switchbacks and steep drops, then eventually you end up in Aspen.
We left around 10 am and started the drive...even before the pass it was so beautiful with views of mountains, lakes, and all different coloured leaves on the trees. A lot of trees have started to lose their leaves so probably was much more colourful a few weeks ago.
I have finally reached the point where I can just relax around a swimming pool. I know quite silly to arrive at this but the last six weeks have been amazingly fantastic but really intense. It is nice as well to have time with my friends in Boulder.
I will not have made it without Theo as he mentionned on FB, 40 days, 10 000 miles, 25 states and al least 12 National parks.
Aspen reminded me a bit of Banff, cute little ski/snowboard town with lots of hikes in the summer.
Unfortunately, I did not realize how high up Aspen is (2400m above sea level) and once we started our hike at Maroon Bells, I felt quite dizzy and tired. Turns out I must have had some sort of altitude sickness at 3000m above sea level... That happened on our hike in Santa Fe as well.. well, now I know :)
I recovered quickly and finished the hike at least...
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And that was Utah. We drove over the state line into Colorado just before noon and stopped in Fruita to buy a Sandwich. We took it across the street to the rest area and Welcome Center where we relaxed, had lunch, and referred to our maps. After a visit inside, Steve came out with a recommendation that we visit the Colorado National Monument, which was just down the road a ...
Today is a chore day. Sheila and I did chores and got the coach ready for our next trip which is to Cortez, CO. Attached are a couple of pictures of the Blue Mesa Recreational Ranch (the campground) and the Blue Mesa Reservoir.
Chuck and Sheila ...