We've had a great week in Colorado. We did some awesome hikes, one of which was 26 miles. We camped near the tree line one night and made the summit of Mt. Antero at sunrise - over 14,000 feet high! Kris also took me mountain biking and I loved it until the moment when I hit a rock on the black diamond trail and took a spectacular fall. Although I hit my head, I WAS wearing my helmet. I looked like a real dirt ball as I rolled down the hill scraping my exposed body parts. I was pretty sore for a couple of days but a soak in some natural hot springs was the perfect antidote for my injuries.
Today, Sunday the 18th, we leave to continue our trip. We will cross the continental divide at Monarch Pass and spend a couple more days crossing Colorado and then we'll be in Utah. I haven't been posting as we've been out of range for my AT and T service. I suspect that I'm not going to have service again for a couple of weeks but if we hit a library or wi-fi connection I will return to posting and add some photos!
Thanks for your notes and comments along the way. I can't believe we've come so far! What an adventure it has been.