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... size and height of the mountains, the remoteness, the lack of trees and plants, there is so much to take in. It never did warm up much that first day on the trail. I had an appointment later in the afternoon to get some new tires installed, so we had to try to make good time. We got off the trail in Salida and headed N to Buena Vista. Traveling in places you've never been especially out west, it's difficult ...
... editing--the marketing intern Theresa will finish up for us tonight. I always enjoy hanging out with Ali and we had a great time doing something new and unusual on the work site today. Tomorrow our team heads to Gunnison and will ride through Monarch Pass, an incredible climb and descent. So as I sign all my personal blogs... Ride On! MSJ Notes from Ali: -I was very nervous about the radio interview, but I really enjoyed it when all was said ...
... than I was at the time (and still are!) and managed to summit. I had gotten most of the way up before the sky turned an ominous-looking gray, although as best I can recall we weren’t hit by much more than light showers on our descent. Lower danger of lighting is one advantage of September fourteener hikes compared to earlier in the season. I can think of at least four peaks I climbed with my brother over the years ...
... but it will do just about anything to rejoin the main source. But a lot of fun again. Olivia had a great time on her ride with amazing views of a nearby lake.
We all have dinner outside and then are treated to a country music singer and we practice roping a wooden bull. Olivia does great and gets the rope tight. A late night tonight with 'after music' music by another guest with a great voice and guitar. Fun all around.
... and rugged and considered one of
the most punishing pass drives in Colorado. I chickened out a short distance
from the pass and backtracked to U.S. 285, the much longer route to Leadville
via Buena Vista. I have a pretty good record of chickening out on some of these
rough passes I’ve considered crossing in recent years. Altogether, though, it
was a good trip and a beautiful day in a spot in Colorado that was new for me.