Maybe days off are better spent resting up and rehydrating, rather than dashing up mountains.
So there were some good challenging ascents and some beautiful views over the last 70 miles, but I think that after our ascent of Mount Elbert we were probably a bit too tired to fully appreciate it. Added to this, the weather has been getting pretty hot, with temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Denver – so doing steep ascents amongst trees was a pretty sweaty business, with no mountain breezes to cool us down. Once we got above treeline we cheered up immensely!
So without further ado, here are some photos from the section of trail to Breckenridge. We are now enjoying a proper lazy day off at the Bivvi Hostel, our first full day off since we were in Cuba almost four weeks ago. We’ve got some big mountains coming up on the next leg, so we want to head out of here with full reserves of energy and motivation!