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I don't know what Owen & Elise see in this Off-Roading thing! It's hard to keep ones footing when the Jeep is rocking and bouncing, but we did stop for a while of Marmot hunting on the Magie Gulch Trail. I ran all over that hillside and those darn Marmots just jump down a hole. So I didn't catch any, but it was fun. Check out the pics. Now that Randy shared the pictures Pam has said that Marmots look like little bears. So I'm updating my blog. I'm Brown Bear hunting. Watch out ...
... we met up with sweep and basically rode the rest of the way together. Today was a really great ride day; there was a tough, like, 30 mile stretch but on the whole it was pretty great. Gorgeous scenery; I love all the water. I think one of my favorite things about Colorado is the streams. They're everywhere and they're so clear. Get arrived at host in a small mountain town called Ridgeway. Hose shower. Group dinner. Blogging. Talking with Kim. Stretching with Taylor. Night time. ...
Today, we'll make one final loop through the San Juan Mountains and San Juan National Forest, before returning to Ouray for a second night. We begin the day by riding 10 miles north to Ridgway, then turning southwest on CO-62 for 23 miles toward Placerville, originally established as a small mining camp. Placerville was named after the placer gold mines located on the San Miguel River and Leopard Creek. For you non-miners out there, placer ...
... time when it was a mining town and if you worked there it was said your trip was To Hell You Ride. One of the coldest spots in Colorado with a 9000 foot elevation, but the people who go there now do not mind it at all. Visited a few shops and looked at cowboy boots. 50% off! Price tag said $25...wow! Uh, $25 hundred dollars. Didn't buy the boots.
Enjoy the pictures. Many with explanations.
... 6 other
people and a couple dogs in the same camp spot that evening.
The next morning we were off to hit the highest point of the Colorado
Trail, 13,254 ft., near the summit of Coney Peak. It seemed like we'd
never reach it as we kept climbing up and descending back down to the
original elevation (ugh). What a day! We camped in Lost Lake Basin that
evening with our new found friends: Dave, Tracy, and Josie the Packing
Dog. (12,250 ...