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Keith's travels in the Colorado Rockies - September-October 2008
Leadville to Aspen via CO82 - Independence PassIndependence Pass has always been closed when I've been in Colorado before...
We drove down to Buena Vista from Leadville for breakfast.
No shortage of hot sauces...
After a solid breakfast at 7900 feet, it's back to climbing the mountain pass to Aspen.
Turning on to CO82, you can see the gap in the mountains where we are headed.
Twin lakes - heading to Independence Pass on CO82.
You can see the road on the way up. At 12,000 feet you are above the tree line.
The weather was a bit hazy to see really long distances. Once before in Colorado I've seen mountain peaks that I know are over 100 miles away.
Most people stop to admire the view.
Karen decides that going for a walk at 12,000 feet is not a good idea, after feeling a bit ill at 10,000 in Leadville (altitude sickness can affect -anyone- over about 9,000 feet). It's one of the reasons we drove to Buena Vista (7900) for breakfast - you feel better that quickly.
Back down to Aspen and its shops
Just to show that because something is in a Gucci shop window doesn't make it look any better
As I said - lots of expensive stuff in Aspen.
Karen makes bridal jewellery, but is looking confused at a new range of invisible items in this display.
This gas station doesn't even advertise it's prices - well, it is Aspen
The weather is about to change, so snow blowers are up for sale.
Excellent machine - don't think I'll need one for use in Leicester.
We're staying in Aspen for a couple of days...
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