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... is a really neat picture where you can seen something in the middle...it's rain.
Oh, and we had a movie type experience that happened so fast we could get a picture. We were driving along next to a berm and a military helicopter rises above the berm with it guns straight on us. Didn't shoot...think Obama just wants to get my attention to stop the FB posts.
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If you look at the map we are about 40 miles west of Canon City. And just north you can see the green mountain range...we took dirt roads and went over it. About a 3000 foot climb and the decent was about 10 miles of switchbacks with no guard rails...really cool! As I said earlier the roads were all dirt once we left US 50. In fact, it was almost 80 miles of dirt roads climbing thru the mountains and across vast open ...
Surplus gear has been jettisoned and the trip has started. We are in Buena Vista which is packed with super fit men and women who are about to start the TransRockies Race - a marathon distance run on 6 consecutive days. Probably hard to imagine but in our professional looking kit we were directed to the sign in area incorrectly. This certainly made Tim happy and we are off to celebrate with a burger and a bottle of red wine. Fit ...
... we reached the end of the road. The last leg of the climb, up to 14 thousand feet, had to be done on foot after adjusting to the altitude. I decided to channel Martina the mountain goat and get up that final stretch as quickly as I could, and it felt incredible to reach the top and gaze down on a lake far, far below. And it wasn’t raining!
Later, we hopped over to Buena Vista ...
Day 7 summary
Hays Kansas to Salida CO
miles traveled- 493 today 2643 cumulative
It was the best of times it was the worst of times.....it ended on the BEST
I headed south out of Hays until I reached 50 west that took me to the Colorado State liner in Holly CO.
This took every bit of three plus hours in high heat. When I was going west on 50, the winds were out of the south at 30 to 40 MPH the entire ...