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... turns out a cyclist had gone off the road and hurt himself pretty badly. When we arrived the MedFlight helicopter was just taking off. The pass was interesting because most of the drive was on dirt. The RAM did very well - that what it is made for. We also traveled along Taylor Reservoir - one of many huge lakes in Colorado.
We look forward to visiting Randy and Dori again in the future. They live in a beautiful area.
Chuck and Sheila ...
... valley and was known for silver mining. The name came from silver by the ton. After Silverton, we headed even higher, going through spectacular mountain passes - Red Mountain Pass and Box Canyon - on our way to Ouray. Just north of there, we saw a spectacular waterfall called Box Canyon Falls. On to Ridgeway and Montrose, where we turned east on hwy 50 through the West Elk Mountains. We crossed ...
... the last two days of wind, rain, storms, mud and snow, and we worked out that we will have climbed four passes over 10,000 feet and done over 50 miles of climbing by the end of tomorrow in a five day period. It's been a tough stretch, especially weather wise, but there are only two days to go until a rest day in Del Norte. We cannot wait. Day 49. Wednesday 1st October. Upper Dome Reservoir to Storm King Campground. We both slept amazingly well but woke to a thick frost ...
... steep two mile uphill climb to 10,000 feet. From here, thankfully, it was all down hill to Salida: a ten mile and almost three thousand foot descent with views across the valley to the high 'fourteeneers' of Colorado and a viewing of some huge Ibex like animals (need to find out what these are). We probably would have enjoyed this had we not been wet, cold and exhausted, but we certainly did enjoy the coffee and brownies we got as soon as we arrived in Salida. It was a late ...
... size and height of the mountains, the remoteness, the lack of trees and plants, there is so much to take in. It never did warm up much that first day on the trail. I had an appointment later in the afternoon to get some new tires installed, so we had to try to make good time. We got off the trail in Salida and headed N to Buena Vista. Traveling in places you've never been especially out west, it's difficult ...
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