Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013 Last day, heading home

Today was farewell to everyone.  We all went out to breakfast together, so we could say our last good-byes.  After breakfast Michelle and Denise had the van and trailer loaded.  Sharon, who drove from Boulder, was staying with friends here in Frisco.  Jane, Jill, Allison and Pam climbed into the van for the ride to the Denver airport.  I will be driving back to the condo in Eagle Vail to join friends for the evening.  We will all head back to Minnesota Saturday.

It has been a wonderful tour.  I recommend it to anyone at the Intermediate or Advanced level...and you don't have to be an 'animal' to do it!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

August 15, 2013 Aspen to Twin Lakes via Independence Pass

Today was the day that made many of us a bit nervous.  Independence Pass is our challenge day, and Michelle and Denise were very encouraging so we were all determined to do it!  Our route took us from
Aspen, up to Independence Pass and down to Twin Lakes.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

August 14, 2013 Day off in Aspen

Today was our rest day, but one of the things we had an option to do was to go 10 miles up Snowmass here in Aspen and see Maroon Lake.  Almost everyone rode up in the van, and two brought their bikes and rode down after hiking.  It was a spectacular place, and most photos do not need any explanation!  There were picturesque scenes everywhere!


 Below are photos of the Annabelle Inn where we stayed for two nights.  Each of the rooms was very unique, and the managers were very accommodating.  It has been recently remodeled inside and out, and some of us took advantage of the hot tubs.