July 25, 2008
Everyone slept in awhile this morning as it is a short route (35 miles). The ride down was thru Byer canyon and was a very scenic ride. We stopped for coffee at a small café along the way. The rest of the way was fairly easy going, although the last 5 miles was a significant climb. We are staying at the YMCA of the Rockies -- Snow Mountain Ranch. It is rather rough camping but I found a flat spot so we’ll see how sleeping goes. I think the altitude is wearing on me as I’m tired and just a little grouchy. The little climb up to camp was real work and tomorrow is supposed to be a long hard day with a big climb to over 11,000 ft. I’m doing my laundry as I write this, hopefully I can get a short nap in later.