Aspen Leaf Lodge
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... Sat outside eating our dinner as the sunset.
The last pass we drove over brought us into new ecosystem we commonly associate with the southwest, with juniper and Pinyon pines and cactus and other plants we find common to the southwest. So we have come full circle. No longer in the northern Rockies, but in the southwest USA.
One small not here if you read this. We harvested Pine nuts! As we ...
... 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 ...
... it up" for a bit! Our elevation is 6300 feet. We do notice the difference. We also notice that we are drinking a lot more water. Thank heavens for our large insulated jug!!
We are on the Arkansas River which is a fly-fishing river here, narrow through the gorge, and this campground hosts the annual Royal Gorge Anglers Fly fishing school in early April. We saw several anglers in ...
... today catching the last few weekend rides before winter sets in. I noticed on the weather today that they have already had snow at Glacier National Park. Glad we did that one early!
Once out of the park, there was about a 35 mile uneventful ride on US-160E to Durango before we turned north on US-550, another awesome motorcycle road. Starting from about 7000 ft in Durango, we ascended up to Coal bank Pass at 10,640 ft. Then we dropped ...
Sorry that it has been so long. Wifi just isn't working for us. We have had wifi, but it just isn't strong enough to do the blog. I am at Tom's sister's house doing it now to catch up. Tom and I had a great time in Monarch. The weather was SOOO much cooler and we actually got to wear sweatpants and long sleeves! When we got up on Tuesday and Wednesday morning...it was a lovely 40 degrees outside! Now don't be jealous. =) We pulled into the ...