Monday, July 2, 2012

Kenosha to Georgia Pass

The family headed  to Colorado over the July 4th holiday week to get in some great rides and visit our good friends Ben and Allison Reeves. 

Day 1 was a short trip over to ride Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass. If you are ever out around Denver be sure to do this ride.  You can do both the North and South routes for a total of about 48 miles.  Be ready for plenty of climbing, awe inspiring descents through hillside meadows and dense forest.  I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of technical features found on this section of the Colorado Trial.  The climbing was tough for this Florida boy and his son, but we were rewarded with breathtaking views atop Georgia Pass and Continental Divide -we topped out at 11,585 feet
Carolynn, Christopher and I getting ready for our days adventure. 
Atop Kenosha pass Christopher is ready for a fun descent through beautiful aspen stands and the meadow below.
Some fun creek crossing awaiting us along with cool mountain streams.

One of the many technical sections along the Colorado Trail.

After about 45 minutes of climbing we break and check out where we just came from below.

Christopher climbing up to Georgia pass.

The timberline approaches (~11,500)  where it is getting very hard to breath.

Our first mountain top ride.  It was awesome.

Christopher checks out the view of Breckenridge.

Views like this make me want to move out to Colorado.

Christopher was very happy to reach the summit.  Now time for the fun descent.

Christopher bombed the descent.  He could hardly move his hands by the time he reached the meadow below.

Try as we might, we were unable to clean this muddy/rocky section. 

Very fun to descend, not so fun to climb back up with temps in the high 90's. That was a tough climb especially when you are out of water :-)

My dream home.

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