The Academy Hotel Colorado Springs
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... went, as soon as we turned back towards the west, Pikes Peak would loom into view. It was so impressive! I’m sure you would get used to the sight, but I never did. Riding the motorcycles up Pikes Peak was the first thing we wanted to do, but the first day they had winds as high as 70 mph at the top, so we waited one more day. As we went through the gate, and paid our $20 to ride up the toll road, we still got a warning from the ranger ...
First stop in Colorado was Mesa Verde National Park. A lot of the park was closed for the season but I was able to do a nice little hike on Spruce Canyon Trail and see some pretty cool ruins from viewpoints along the Mesa Top Loop. Next was Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, which is a beautiful place. Again, it was mostly closed for ...
... notes thought the house for SUS (the other Bike & Build group that's following us here). I played hackie-sac with Taylor and two supervisors Joe and Jim at lunch time. It was a good, long, hard day of building. Carlee and I did a bunch of hammering on ladders today so I was able to talk with her quite a bit, and I really enjoy her and being around her. She's thoughtful and funny and easy to laugh. After building, showers at the Y. Then over to REI; we dropped our ...
... there is an overlook.
It is from this first overlook that one begins to get an overall picture of the beauty of the Paint Mines. The Paint Mines are different colors of sediment that have been exposed by the forces of erosion. Local lore has it that the Indians had used it for war paint. The colors range from whites to reds to yellows.
The erosion has formed small canyons in the ...
... a Colorado native, I have never gone rafting. The place I selected to stop at was No Name. In addition to being a rest stop, there is also a camping area that offers a zip-line. At one point I saw rafters going downstream and zip-liners going by overhead. It all looked like fun.
Another hour or so farther east we stopped at the top of Vail Pass for a quick break. It is just a beautiful setting. I really liked seeing the ...