Doesn't that sound amazing?????
The only issue? I've never backpacked before. And so, we decided that we'd do a couple of trips leading up to it to make sure that I'm not going to whine and die the entire time while hiking and carrying a pack.
Did we do those little trips? Nope.
So, we bagged the backpacking trip... NEXT YEAR, DAMMIT. And since The KoB was quickly dying at 10,000+ ft, we decided to spend our Sunday driving around again. And we did drive out to the turn around point of the Leadville 100 course. Which, also happens to be our darling, eyebrowed, furry child's namesame:
Ghost Town Winfield.
Both equally charming.
Other fun random things from our trip
so that I can finally wrap this trip report up.
And abandoned mining town that we saw from the side of the road.
It was so eery. It was everyone woke up one day and left.
According to wikipedia: it was abandoned in 1984 by order of the EPA.
A Beautiful bridge that we drove over and then under later on.
We made a rule that we stopped at every "point of interest"
that we encountered. We read a LOT of historical markers.
It was an amazing trip and an amazing vacation. Thankfully, since we spent the last night in Denver before flying home, The KoB's HAPE did get better.
See you next year, Colorado!!