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Today we knew exactly what we wanted to do....drive Independence Pass!! Sarah and Josh had told us how awesome it was so we just had to find out for ourselves!
Independence Pass is only open in the summer so would be closed soon...if you look it up I'm sure it will show you the route but it basically takes you down through Minturn, then through Leadville (the highest city in ...
... we were above most of the houses so we could get a good view of all of the mountains...not sure the pictures will quite do it justice!
We had lunch back at ours then found a nearby car wash in Edwards as Big Red deserved a good clean after all the miles she's done and also after getting lots of salty soil underneath her....she is now all shiny and clean!
We parked up in Avon and walked around for ...
... enjoys this break is Mr Pickles who is just now sleeping before we are going hicking in the mountains. The weather here is absolutly amazing reaching above 80 f so we have to wait early afternoon before heading up ! As well I am out of shape after a month just using my right foot to accelerate or braking and my ten fingers to get on the internet.
Internet, yes I am in the country that send a man walking on ...
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...
Wednesday, August 5 We've done some sightseeing this week when we weren't laying around at the campground. We rode to Crested Butte one day and Buena Vista a couple of times--they have a Walmart! Today, our motorcycle ride took us on a 15 mile butt-jarring ride to a small fishing lake higher up the mountains. It was a bumpy ride, but beautiful. We rode beside a rushing stream ...