Monthly Archives: October 2021

Monarch Pass to Creede

9/12: 15.4 mi (1914.9 – 1930.3) We scheduled a ride from Debbie, Salida’s resident Trail Angel back up to Monarch Pass. Turns out, that as she was dropping us off, two more SOBOs needed a ride into Salida. At the … Continue reading

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Twin Lakes to Monarch Pass

9/7: 20.3 mi (1825.7 – 1846) We didn’t have very far to go to get into Twin Lakes for our resupply, but we packed up quickly and decided to have breakfast along the way. We stopped at a beaver pond … Continue reading

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Breckenridge to Twin Lakes

9/4: 16.9 mi (1774.6 – 1791.5) Up early, after another gloriously comfortable night’s sleep, we were fed fresh waffles, fruit and bacon, along with a near bottomless cup of coffee. Clifford dropped us off at the Copper Mtn Ski area, … Continue reading

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Breckenridge

9/2-3: Zero + 15 mi slack pack 9/2: 3.4 mi (1755.9 – 1759.3) The patter of rain against our tent fly was nearly a constant all night, and stopped just after we finished a leisurely breakfast that consisted of our … Continue reading

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Berthoud Pass – Breckenridge

8/29: 16.2 mi (1685.7 – 1701.9) We are known to walk more than a mile to get good coffee, and this morning was no exception. Moon Frog Coffee Shop was well worth the two mile r/t trek. Happily caffeinated, we … Continue reading

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Grand Lake – Winter Park

8/24: 13.8 mi (1593.8 – 1607.6) Three climbs were on the menu for the day. All in all it was a beautiful hike for the day. Mountain ridges, meadows, springs leaking water all over the ground from the most amazing … Continue reading

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Parkview Lookout

8/23: 16.3 mi (1576.8 – 1593.8) Holy shit was that an eye opener. I don’t know how this slipped by us, but it did. It was so significant for us that I devoted a single blog post for this day’s … Continue reading

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