Tuesday, August 2nd we decided to get moving and go do some exploring of Colorado. We had gone into Boulder the day before, but just walked around a bit, did a little shopping and had lunch, so it was time to get out to the wilderness.
We were advised to go up the one way dirt portion of the road that goes up to the top, so that was our planned route. We packed a picnic for lunch and took some warm clothes so we would be prepared for any coldness up at the top, then off we went.
This blog doesn’t really need much explanation, just a lot of awesome pictures and maybe a few captions.
As you can see it was just gorgeous. Not too chilly at the top.
The parking lot at the Alpine visitor center at the top was pretty busy. Most had taken the paved road up so they missed some fun on the dirt road. As we excited the parking lot we saw a couple of bicyclists who had been trying to hitch a ride for awhile. We figured if they were going our way, why not throw the bikes in the back of the truck and help them out? They just needed a ride down to Estes where we had to pass through anyway, so they hopped in. They were a couple of young guys who had ridden up earlier and one of them slashed his tire just before reaching the top. We figured what could they do to us when in biking shoes and spandex? They had been out there an hour and were super happy for the ride. Neither of us have ever picked up a hitch-hiker before and we were glad this worked out ok for all of us. Not something we plan to do on a regular basis though.
It was a really nice day. It was really amazingly beautiful and I highly recommend it to everyone.
More from Colorado soon…