After seeing Red Rocks I head for the Interstate and, I have to admit I70 is a super road, the scenery is great and it’s not your standard strip of tarmac covered in cars.
After being politely refused entrance in two campsites on the way down the hill, they had a bear problem and only accepted hard walled camping outfits, I get to the Difficult Campsite, not difficult at all just located in the difficult canyon.
This is a National Park Service camp and that means basic, cheap and with little fuss. I’m loving it. I get set then I ride to town, only three miles and refuel as well as getting some informations on hikes. I’ll do the Cathedral Lake hike tomorrow.
xI manage to get down without getting wet, nearly 6 miles hike with a 1500 feet ascent. I underestimated the difficulty of hiking at these heights (nearly 12,000 feet), I was really tired and I stopped in town for a bite before getting back to the campsite.
Actually eating out these days is an opportunity to get some fresh food in me, my diet of the last seven week has been beyond bad. I live on cheese, biscuits and dried meat. Occasionally a banana or a different piece of fruit, but rarely. I’m not putting on weight but I’m sure my internal organs are less than impressed by my teenager lifestyle which badly matches the age of the equipment.
I like Aspen, I’d love to come skiing, but it might set me back $5000 for a week, so I suspect I will be happy with skiing in the Alps, if I ski at all.