|Lots of super deep cravasses, and beautiful red rocks.|
|The trail basically just loops around the ledge, mostly a safe distance from the cliff.|
And then it was off to Breckenridge for the Firecracker 50 this weekend. On Thursday night I was lucky enough to camp with friends from Boulder who have camping for this race dialed with maybe the prettiest camp site ever. It felt significantly safer to be camping with other people, and I got to join them for an incredible (but maybe a bit too long) pre-ride this morning. We climbed from camp (at 10800ft) to Boreas Pass (11,450ft) and then descended Gold Dust trail, which was incredible! Think super fast singletrack through gorgeous alpine meadows, trees, crossing streams, and ending with a super fun flume style bobsled trail. I loved it. I did not love the 1500 ft climb back to Boreas Pass, but the old railroad grade road we were on wasn't too unpleasant and the magnificent views distracted me from the fact that I wasn't supposed to be riding so much the day before a race.
|Bryan crushing the climb, like he's going to do tomorrow!|
|There were more girls on our ride than boys :) Always makes me happy when that happens.|
|I could get used to these kinds of views, even if I'm starting to see stars from the altitude!|