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Helpful staff, clean facilities. Very nice spot!
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Driving over 10,000 ft passes and through 9500 ft meadows could seem a bit mundane after exploring Rocky Mountain Park but it wasn't. We had a safe drive of about 180 miles southwest from Fort Collins through some really beautiful areas with 12,000 ft peaks on either side. We stopped at this state park campground south of Buena Vista Colorado and found a delightful, albeit not level campsite with views of the ...
... our GPS. The valleys were dotted with log cabins and chalets and the mountains were covered in fir trees and autumnal aspens. The latter really do appear to shimmer, as their small golden leaves
quiver with even the slightest breeze. Soon after, we reached a high, dry plateau surrounded by mountains but without many trees and with poor-looking soil. It wasn’t what I had imagined, and it lasted until we gently crossed another highish pass ...
... and statues; they even watered their designated patch of RV-side
grass. We took a spot at the very back - away from everyone else. This way no
one was bothered by our dogs laying in the grass unleashed.
There are a number of 14ers around BV and we could see
many of them from our spot, including Mt Princeton. A “14er” is a mountain with
an elevation between 14,000ft and 14,999ft. Before we went to Cottonwood Hot
Not an easy sleep last night and both of us woke at our normal time - in the UK ! Leadville is pretty quiet at 2am and so we put the bikes back together from their airline friendly bags. The walls of the Super 8 motel in Leadville are not that sound proof and there was a lot of whispering and muffled mechanical assembles. That lasted about an hour even with some chain complications and the Golden Burro ...
... there with us, including a couple of RVs/campers. We introduced ourselves to the neighbors, and made ourselves sandwiches for a late lunch.
There's a trail up the hill to the north, so we took a bit of a hike to see what we could see. Holy cow, hiking at 12,000 feet takes the wind out of you!
A car of 3 credentialed photographers pulled in next to us, and we made small talk. Then they muttered that they'd failed to plan for food, and had just a couple ...