Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Day 3 - Easy Day?!?

This day was 77 miles to Montrose with a 30 mile optional loop in the
Colorado National Monument Park. Of course it wasn't an option for us.

The Park was breathe taking. Tight switchback climbs, canyons, cliffs,
rim rock......Amazing.

Not so amazing was the two hours it took us to find the loop due to
poor or no route markings.

Or the 70 miles on a 4 lane highway.

Or the 100 degree heat.

Or the nasty headwind.

Or being talked out of "sagging" at mile 85.

Or or or or.

We ended with 110 miles and maybe 6000 feet climbing. We have a big
climb tomorrow. I am fried. So you only get a pic of my recovery meal.

1 comment:

  1. I figured day 3 would be the toughest. You are just starting to acclimatize to the altitude but your muscles are burning from earlier efforts. After this things should get much better.