First, some coffee and donuts were my winning breakfast choice that morning. Then on to Highline, chilled pace necessary to enjoy the surroundings.
You can insert your own dialogue for some of these pictures....
After Highline, we started riding Indian's Ridge at the same chilled, yet steady pace. We had another incredible day for weather....beautiful skies with no wind. It's the kind of thing you are lucky to have so high up.
These are the views that I could enjoy for days....
We bombed down from the higher elevations into the lower Colorado Trail. Durango was going through a heat wave and the last 10 miles were incredibly hard for me. I did not take my camera out during most of the time during this section. Upset stomach was the first problem. Fatigue plagued my body and mind. I had to rest while Aaron continued ahead.
Last section of singletrack before heading back to Durango.
After resting for 10 minutes, I pressed on in the heat hoping for some water. A stream never materialized but the fatigue subsided. Honestly, I think just knowing I was getting close was the cure I needed for my upset stomach and fatigue.
The need to know about the route:
170 miles, 27,744 feet of climbing in 5 days.
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