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We had one of those lazy days today that you sometimes need on a long holiday. We've basically just ambled round Salida, its park running alongside the river and its quaint shops. We had a lovely breakfast at a restaurant table overlooking the Arkansas river where one or two canoeists were testing their skills. Salida is a funny place where ...
... as well. This morning we went out to breakfast for some good food and more discussion. It was a very nice visit. Next time we are going to have to allocate some more time. Randy offered me a jeep ride in the mountains - that sounds exciting.
We left Buena Vista and followed Randy's recommendation to take Cottonwood Pass. It would cut some time off getting back to Gunnison and it would be a new experience; When we got outside of Buena Vista, we ran into a ...
... right in, but
the edge of the pond was green with algae and brown with mud. After they cooled
off we kept hiking until we found a clear creek intersecting the trail. We used
this water to clean up our *****es before heading back to the car. They were so
so so so dirty.
Buena Vista hails itself as the white water rafting
capital of the world. The Arkansas River runs through town. If you Google “white
water rafting ...
... and Blue Mesa Summit, where there was also the Blue Mesa Reservoir. Monarch Pass was at 11, 312 feet and was also at the Continental Divide, so now we are officially in the east again. The last leg of our journey today took us to Salida, where we stopped for the night. It was late when we got in, so we made it a pizza night and I finally got some laundry done. What a day of spectacular scenery!
... the Rocky Mountains. You could see for miles, over the millions of trees that covered every part of the ground and the side of the mountains but, further up, you could see the tops of the mountains which were patchily iced with snow and underneath, the rock was made up of a mixture of grey and black tones. Fantastic! We walked further up and arrived at Alberta Falls; a really famous waterfall in the Rocky Mountains. It was truly magnificent, starting from a high point ...