David Johnson's Travel Blog

Bicycle Trip 1999
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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park 2003
Texas 2003
Road Trip West 2003
Sequoia National Park 2004
Hiking Florida 2005
Nomadic 2005
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Bicycle Trip 2010
Nomadic 2010
Winter in Wisconsin
Little Bicycle Trip 2011
Wisconsin Bicycle Trip 2011
Bicycle Trip 2011
Nomadic 2011
Kayak Trip 2012
Nomadic 2012
Liverworks Productions
Nomadic 2013
Liverworks Productions
Texas Pig Hunting
Bicycle Trip 2014
2014-04-18Release the Cows!
2014-04-19Need A List
2014-04-20Million Dollar Water
2014-04-23Peoria IL
2014-04-24Navigating the Grid
2014-04-25I'm in a flat land
2014-04-26Ghetto in the Fields
2014-04-27The Katy Trail
2014-04-30Hermann MO
2014-05-01Hermann to Jefferson City
2014-05-02The Mushroom Hunters
2014-05-03Enter the Ozarks
2014-05-04Ha Ha Tonka
2014-05-09Bennett Springs State Park
2014-05-10Barbed Wire and Mansions
2014-05-11Hello Arkansas
2014-05-16Up the Mountain
2014-05-17Muddy Roads
2014-05-21The Ouachita Trail...
2014-05-22whip-a-ree
2014-05-23Mena
2014-05-24Oklahoma
2014-05-25Farm to Market to Paris
2014-05-29Caddo National Grasslands
2014-05-30Salt Palace and Alligators
2014-05-31Highways
2014-06-01Waco
2014-06-06Waco Mammoth Site
2014-06-0710 Liters
2014-06-08Mayonnaise or Mustard
2014-06-10Llano
2014-06-11Enchanted Rock and Old Tunnel
2014-06-12High Fences
2014-06-13Kickapoo Cavern
2014-06-14Del Rio
2014-06-19Into the Desert
2014-06-20Cold and Wet
2014-06-21Bicycler Bottleneck
2014-06-22Chisos Mountains
2014-06-23Chisos Mountain Lodge
2014-06-24Terlingua
2014-06-25Alpine
2014-06-27Friday Night Light
2014-06-28Dust Devils
2014-07-02Crops in the Desert
2014-07-03Armpit of America
2014-07-04City of Rocks
2014-07-05Silver City
2014-07-10Gila National Forest
2014-07-11Peanut Butter
2014-07-12Last of the Washboards
2014-07-13Quemado
2014-07-17El Malpais
2014-07-18Last Desert Stretch
2014-07-19Farmington
2014-07-24Colorful Colorado
2014-07-25Between a Rock and a High Place
2014-07-26Cinnamon Pass

A map of my latest trip!

< 2014-07-25

good morning Animas ForksAnimas Forks from abovegood place to top off water bottlesup to Cinnamon PassAnimas Riverabove the treesalpine tundraCinnamon Pass elevation 12640down the other sidea few switchbackschipmunkstame deerlazy marmotslooking downthis is a jeep roadfolks with more money than youGunnison Riverback on pavementdoe and fawntaking a breakHighway 149good night Colorado

Cinnamon Pass

Saturday, July 26, 2014

tl;dr: I pushed up to Cinnamon Pass and the thin air of 12000 feet, and then drifted down to Lake City. Scenic.

Cinnamon Pass Good thing I bought that sleeping bag. But it still want enough to keep me warm at 11000 feet.

For the first two miles I didn't even try to peddle. I just pushed my bicycle slowly up the mountain toward Cinnamon Pass. Near the end I was taking a break every dozen yards or so. But after that it was all down, and that was its own kind of workout. I had to adjust my brakes several times.

Oh look, another scenic discovery!

I met a pile of jeeps and four-wheelers today. I mean, a lot. It was obvious that most were rentals. I came across a few critters who are very used to people, even people on bicycles it seems.

It took me all morning to get down to Lake City. I ate an expensive (and slow) lunch, then made my way south along he Gunnison River.

< 2014-07-25
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