Travel Blogs from Leadville
Today we rendezvoused in Aspen for a trip to Leadville, CO. It started to rain shortly after we started and continued most of the day. First we left town to the west to view the mountains in Maroon Bells in the National Forest. This is a short walk along Maroon Lake you don't want to miss. At the visitor center we viewed about a hundred five-inch tiles on which children had sculpted creatures and insects that are found in the ...
... neighborhood looking at houses. Not to buy, because the average price for a house in Aspen is reportedly 4.5 MILLION. Location, Location, Location.
We set out on the Rio Grand Bike Trail for about five miles. It runs along a river and is very scenic. The first part was mostly downhill to a tavern at Woody Creek. There we stopped for something to drink then set off up the river for Aspen again. Kathy skinned her knee and the ...
We arrived at Idaho Springs after a short stint on the interstate and enjoyed a simple breakfast of easy over (real) eggs. All other eggs dishes are made from a powder egg mixture.
The journey up Mt Evans (14,200 ft) was great, thanks Jon for the info, we left when the hordes were arriving. No guard rails on the roads seemed a bit freaky for Tony, but Colleen preferred it for taking photos. It was very ...
... bookshop that I’ve decided I will one day work in.
Our van feeling slightly more spacious with the loss of Barbara and Kira, we took a hair-raising drive up the switchbacks of Mt Evans, America’s highest motor route. At times, the road was practically disintegrating down the side of the mountain, and some of us – but especially Jo – were feeling a little queasy by ...
... but took a lot longer than the eight and
one-half minutes it took the pros to race cars to the top just a day
before. Google both trail and race for more detail.
Yesterday, we rode a eleven mile loop
trail (the Mineral Trail) around Leadville that topped out at twelve
thousand feet. We felt like we had really done something, our highest
ride ever on the highest bike path in the USA. Top of the ...