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... When we got done with the trail I was advised by Kristi and an end had just come to our days of off roading. Something about "Never Again" followed by a middle finger salute told me that it was going to be another five years or more before I could talk her back into this type of adventure. We ended the day at Slow Groovin BBQ. A heaping serving of Poutine, a few cold beers, and some good BBQ and all was good in the world ...
... From there we went to Snowmass/Maroon Bells near Aspen, the first place on the original list from Buzzfeed. We were in Snowmass Village driving around and while it was pretty we didn't see anything spectacular. Dan went in to one of the hotels to ask about what we were looking for and they pointed us in the right direction. After more winding roads, we found the parking area with a ranger. Dan asked again about a beautiful view and ...
... Falls. We got to the trail, but chose not to do the hike. Again today, the storms were moving in. I didn't want to get caught up on a dirt road that was getting washed out. So we headed back down the mountain and back to Gunnison. The timing was almost perfect. We just got down to the paved road before the heavy rains came.
Tomorrow - Lake City, CO.
Chuck and Sheila Noel ...
... too soon and is sorely missed.
After walking through the sanctuary, Sheila and I headed back downtown to look at the shops - we didn't buy anything - all the stores were pretty high classed. Before leaving Aspen, we drove to the Ashcroft Ghost Town. In its heyday, this town was bigger than Aspen. Now it is a series of log cabin buildings. You can only imagine what life was in the town.
We headed ...
"It's a long way from L.A. to Denver. It's a long time to hang in the sky.
It's a long way home to Starwood in Aspen, my sweet Rocky Mountain paradise.
Oh, my sweet Rocky Mountain paradise."
John Denver 1971 (Starwood was his home in Aspen)
Chilly overnight but woke to brilliant sunny morning with hot air balloons over the snow capped mountains. Drove from the camp along the river valley. Spotted bison and pronghorn. Arrived ...