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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 ...
... 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 ...
... at the site of the camp, just some foundations and a few ruined buildings but historical markers along the road tell the story of the site.
Many of those who trained at Camp Hale returned to the area after the war and were instrumental in developing Colorado's ski industry and especially Vail, a story explained in the Colorado Ski Museum ...
... was beautiful in the bright
sunshine, one of those autumn Colorado days when all the colors seem especially
vivid, the blue of high altitude sky, the gold of the aspens, the deep green of
the pines, and browns and beiges of the dry grass.
The road to Weston Pass on the South Pass side is unpaved
but good and graded and not especially steep. The road on the other side of the
pass is another story, though. It’s ...
After my very long 12 mile plus hike in the Eagle’s Nest Wilderness,
I decided I needed an easier hike the following day, ideally one not too far
from Breckenridge. I consulted my hiking guide to Summit County and decided on
the hike to Wheeler Lake, technically just on the other side of Hoosier Pass in
Park County. Hoosier Pass is the 11,500 foot paved pass about 15 miles south of
Breckenridge on the route to the ...