Coast to Coast 2022 Adventure Day 16: Walden, CO to Grand Lake, CO

Day 16 Highlights:

Song of the day: Rosewood Bitters by Michael Stanley
Start: Walden, CO
End: Grand Lake, CO (and my, is it grand!)
Distance: 70.5 miles
Elevation: 3,205 ft
Breakfast: Hotel room potluck
Lunch: Fitch Ranch Meats and Market in Granby (the cafe part)
Dinner: Sagebrush BBQ in Grand Lake

The journey so far, with today’s ride in blue
Heading south through the Arapaho National Widelife Refuge out of Walden towards Granby
One of my faves of the trip
My little camelbak is not built for hauling gear but I managed a provisional solution
Cleared mudslides on Colorado 125
First Aspen sighting
Today was the closest I have ever felt to true wilderness (the nice kind, where you want to hang out) on a road bike
We have crossed the Continental Divide several times on this trip. This was the peak elevation for the day. It keeps getting higher.
Burned but beautiful, descending into Granby from the Continental Divide through the Arapaho National Forest
Granby Lake on the left, Grand Lake on the right
Town of Grand Lake

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