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Cinnamon Pass

2014-07-26

tl;dr: I pushed up to Cinnamon Pass and the thin air of 12000 feet, and then drifted down to Lake City. Scenic.

Good thing I bought that sleeping bag. But it still want enough to keep me warm at 11000 feet.

For the first two miles I didn't even try to peddle. I just pushed my bicycle slowly up the mountain toward Cinnamon Pass. Near the end I was taking a break every dozen yards or so. But after that it was all down, and that was its own kind of workout. I had to adjust my brakes several times.

Oh look, another scenic discovery!

I met a pile of jeeps and four-wheelers today. I mean, a lot. It was obvious that most were rentals. I came across a few critters who are very used to people, even people on bicycles it seems.

It took me all morning to get down to Lake City. I ate an expensive (and slow) lunch, then made my way south along he Gunnison River.

good morning Animas Forks


Animas Forks from above


good place to top off water bottles


up to Cinnamon Pass


Animas River


above the trees




alpine tundra




Cinnamon Pass elevation 12640


down the other side




a few switchbacks


chipmunks


tame deer






lazy marmots






looking down


this is a jeep road


folks with more money than you


Gunnison River


back on pavement


doe and fawn




taking a break


Highway 149




good night Colorado

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