Hyatt Grand Aspen
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Today we knew exactly what we wanted to do....drive Independence Pass!! Sarah and Josh had told us how awesome it was so we just had to find out for ourselves!
Independence Pass is only open in the summer so would be closed soon...if you look it up I'm sure it will show you the route but it basically takes you down through Minturn, then through Leadville (the highest city in ...
... seeing the local liquor store called 'Beaver Liquors' and also finding a really nice lake and park called Nottingham Park. There was a bench swing by the lake so we sat and admired the mountains whilst swinging and just taking in all the natural beauty around us.
Avon is such a cute town and pretty modern too with lots of roundabouts (or rotaries as the tomtom keeps telling us!!) and sculptures and ...
... enjoys this break is Mr Pickles who is just now sleeping before we are going hicking in the mountains. The weather here is absolutly amazing reaching above 80 f so we have to wait early afternoon before heading up ! As well I am out of shape after a month just using my right foot to accelerate or braking and my ten fingers to get on the internet.
Internet, yes I am in the country that send a man walking on ...
Aspen reminded me a bit of Banff, cute little ski/snowboard town with lots of hikes in the summer.
Unfortunately, I did not realize how high up Aspen is (2400m above sea level) and once we started our hike at Maroon Bells, I felt quite dizzy and tired. Turns out I must have had some sort of altitude sickness at 3000m above sea level... That happened on our hike in Santa Fe as well.. well, now I know :)
I recovered quickly and finished the hike at least...
Wednesday, August 5 We've done some sightseeing this week when we weren't laying around at the campground. We rode to Crested Butte one day and Buena Vista a couple of times--they have a Walmart! Today, our motorcycle ride took us on a 15 mile butt-jarring ride to a small fishing lake higher up the mountains. It was a bumpy ride, but beautiful. We rode beside a rushing stream ...