Day 44. Arrival in Salida
Day 44 to Salina, Colorado. 51.44 miles. Sun rise at the Hartsel Lodge was pink and beautiful. Lots of hides on the floor and taxidermy trophy mounts on the walls. We had breakfast among the heads. We left around 8 am and planned to meet Mimi and Larry mid afternoon in Salida. We saw buffalo in a fenced in field with a baby buffalo. Todays ride had a lot of washboards in the road. We bumped along for miles, sometimes resting our butts and other times stopping to give our wrists a break. There are a lot of undeveloped developments, with road signs, dirt tracks, grids on our maps and nothing developed. The high point today was near Cameron Mountain. Then we ended with a fast downhill on good road with an expansive view of the Collegiate Range that had at least 4 - 4,000 footers: Princeton, Harvard, Yale, and Columbia. In Salida we Met up with Mimi and Larry at the brown dog café for ice cream. And we reunited with Jon and Lois. Yay!!! It is so interesting to hear how our paths diverged, the different accommodations and experiences we had. On a recommendation from HollyAnna we got pizza, salads and calzones from Amica and then met Jon and Lois for a beer at the brewery. Rest day tomorrow, we plan to eat. Then we plan eat and after that eat. Then have snacks, get groceries and eat. PS - the moose photo was from Mimi’s hiking adventure in Breckenridge.
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