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I flew into Colorado yesterday and met with the coaching staff to discuss how we would handle trials. We have over 150 kids trying to make a team of 12 for the USA U16 team. The good news is that I don't have to select the team (the Olympic selection committee does that), the bad news is that I don't have ...
After Jan's online class this morning, we repacked the car and loaded the dog for the last time, and started for home. We had kind-of, half-heartedly decided that we were finished with sight-seeing and we would just head home, but we didn't get far...only blocks, really...when Bob suggested that we drive through Colorado National Monument since we were here. And we were so glad we did!
We entered the Rim Rock Trail Road at the south entrance and stopped ...
... was perfect for sightseeing. We took a drive up to Pikes Peak, elevation 14 110 feet. The ranger told us there would be a couple of slippery bits but nothing to worry about. So up we went. Hmmm nothing to worry about - he forgot to tell us that there were numerous hairpin bends and pretty well no barriers the whole way up. It was the scariest drive ever. All five of us were petrified the whole way up. Of course when ...
... for me going up and coming back down.
But when we got to the top, it was worth it. Gem Lake is really small and has no inlet or outlet. It is in a natural depression and is filled with melt water from the winter snow and some rain water. On one side there is a high cliff that makes like a natural amphitheater. People were climbing up and down the cliff the whole time we were there. The Lake is at most 5 feet deep and some kids were wading ...
... but it was over 90 minutes long and didn't work into our schedule. Maybe next time!
Finally it was time for our tour and we met our tour guide who had tons of personality. Our tour group was about 15 people total from different parts of the country. Interestingly no one was from Colorado.
The cave tour was in one word--fantastic. It was much better than I expected. We were given about an hour tour and got a lot ...
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