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... of reasons. Firstly, we already had ten miles of climbing in our legs; secondly, it had a fairly steep middle section; and thirdly, in a shock move, there was a rainstorm on the way up which turned the dirt track into wheel sucking mud. With three miles to go, two things happened simultaneously: the rain stopped and blue skies opened up before us, but huge rumblings of thunder also started up to our right. No prizes for guessing which won out. By the time we got to the ...
... bed from Big Springs to Warm River. Today, we had all of these days rolled into one. It started with a headwind, then the rutted, wash boarded road began with some added deep gravel and sand to make sure your shoes filled with grit; then the torrential rain started and the dirt track turned to deep slippery mud so that you lost traction and skidded around (Matt came off once, along with three of his panniers), and then the drive chains started to jam. This was all just before ...
... West side. Finally got down the mountain and made it into Silverton, too late to consider camping. Stopped for dinner at an overpriced, underwhelming "barbeque" restaurant. No luck with the overpriced hotels in town either (noticing a trend here?) So we finally found ourselves at the town's hostel which has to be the most expensive hostel in existence, but it was clean and ...
... beauty of it's land and proud people.
"Little Circles" by Stephen Laskey
Sit back in your chair, put your feet up in front of you and then move them in little circles. Now close your eyes and just imagine where that simple motion may take you.
My little circles have taken me to places of unimaginable wonder, to worlds of pure awe and uncontested beauty, and to the edges of mortality ...
... we reached the end of the road. The last leg of the climb, up to 14 thousand feet, had to be done on foot after adjusting to the altitude. I decided to channel Martina the mountain goat and get up that final stretch as quickly as I could, and it felt incredible to reach the top and gaze down on a lake far, far below. And it wasn’t raining!
Later, we hopped over to Buena Vista ...
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530 N. US Highway 24, Buena Vista | 1 star motelfrom $110