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Old 08-16-2008, 07:55 AM   #14
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Location: Florida Keys/Ft Likkertail , USA
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Talking July 7th

Left Salida at 8:30 AM and headed for Lake City. This was another great day weatherwise and the scenery as usual in CO is somewhat overwhelming in a good way ...
First I had to look at this different mode of transportation as this vehicle had shown up the previous night....







A fully restored '57 Chevy. The proud owners had it restored over a number of years and had owned the car for 30 years...

Anyway back on the trail toward Marshall Pass..











Near Cathedral..





Plenty of run-off from the massive snow this past winter.



After Lake City, I split off from the group and decided to ride to Silverton over
Cinnamon and California Passes... There still was a lot of snow and the roads were very rough....



The road ahead..






I just parked the bike against the snow/ice mass and had some fun...



Cinnamon Pass...



Toward California Pass..





Selfportrait..







Mining is visible all over the area....



Going to California Pass....



It gets a bit tricky as the road is very rough..



That zig-zag line is the way to the top...



The top...



Alpine lake near the top.. It was spectacularly blue and probably barely above freezing...





Silverton


I didn't do Corkscrew as the weather was threatening and I didn't feel like being up there by myself as it was time for a B'day celebration with a stogie and an adult beverage ...
I rode to Ouray and stayed at the Matterhorn Hotel for some R&R in the hottub...

To be Cont'd....
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