We have been seeing the mountain bikers that are biking the Colorado Trail, a race that started July 23rd with the faster finishers completing it in 3 days. Because they are racing, they are traveling light but conditions are wet, muddy and cold at high elevation.
We are getting comments from them like I would rather be hiking or at least I’m still alive. One guy had to stop because of hypothermia. I am not surprised because the rain we have had in the past day is much more than the typical afternoon showers. In the last 2 days we have seen about 25 riders. We see one female climbing around Canby Mountain. I cheer her on and tell her I am glad to see a woman in the race. Doing it for the girls.
We pass over several high points close to 13,000 feet and start down towards Stony Pass. My God, we have hit the peak wildflower season in this area.
It is incredible. Then we Cross Stony Pass and start towards Molas Pass. It feels like we are coming home and it is so beautiful in the high country.
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