Day 17 - Segment 10/9/8
28mi 5,090ft Elevation Gain
The Rocky Mountains are noisy as hell. Airplane traffic is constant. In some photos you may see me wearing headphones. The sound pollution is my excuse — if I'm hearing the sounds of man, they might as well be entertaining.
The more colorful and wild your gear the more interesting you probably are. If you wear just black you'll look like a rock in photos. Instead choose colors you'd find in a pack of skittles — makes you stand out. Good for photos and for search and rescue.
The shorter your shorts the closer you get to nature.
These guys. I don't know if I should thank or revile them for their Vail / Aspen successes. Did they succeed in their goal of making downhill skiing more accessible?
I guess Smokey hired this guy to teach us about garbage. What's his name? From the belt buckle, I'm guessing it starts with a W.
Abonded Kilns atop Tennessee Pass.
Eerie abandoned barracks. From what I read on the plaques, the 10th Mtn division soldiers were a gnarly group of norewegian badasses.
Todays meditation was on benches. I was reminded of a quote from a Japanese woodworker "you can work with nature, or against nature." That applies to more than just wood.
Evening showers created the perfect ambience for a stunning sunset over the valley. The aspen trees were illuminated by the setting sun.