Coast to Coast 2022 Adventure Day 17: Grand Lake, CO to Estes Park, CO

Day 17 Highlights:

Song of the day: Rocky Mountain High by John Denver
Start: Grand Lake, CO
End: Estes Park, CO
Distance: 45.0 miles
Elevation: 4,072 ft
Breakfast: Blue Water Bakery in Grand Lake
Lunch: Wayfinder in Estes Park
Dinner: Bighorn Restaurant in Estes Park

The journey so far, with today’s ride in blue
Another iconic national park
Fresh scars from the 2020 wildfires with new life starting to take hold
Beyond the burn area and slowly climbing
In a word, “Colorado”
Though often true, on this day the weather was very kind to us
Now we are really starting to get some elevation
“Mile high?” Pshaw! That’s kid stuff.
Starting to rise above the tree line
Fully above the tree line, looking back from whence we came
Almost to the top
The view from 12,000 feet up
Dave and I enjoying the view from the top
Dave and I with our new friends Jaykob and Jose
My trusted non-human partner in this adventure
Flying down the mountain provides a different kind of joy than the climb, and is a heck of a lot easier



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