Sat, Sept 24, 2016
Carol and I departed Fort Collins this morning and drove down to Golden for lunch with a former colleague. Then it was up, up, up to Central City where our campsite is at 8,885 ft. A quick 1-2-3 up a flight of stairs is all you need to know that you are in thin air.
If that wasn’t enough, our Cayenne was wheezing a bit through town as it was very steep with stop signs. Once the combined 12,500 lbs is under way, all is good but that initial start can be tough. Note to self: upgrade to that Turbo that you’ve always wanted 🙂
We are camped on a knoll with clear views of the surrounding hills and this place is spectacular! The aspens have started to turn and should reach their peak in the next week or so. Luckily for us, we don’t leave Colorado until next Fri and fingers crossed we see them at their peak. Here’s the view to the northwest.
Here’s the mountain to our south and I’m hoping that it’s aspens are glowing with the morning sun. We’ll know first thing in the morning.