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  • Day27

    Breckenridge - 4th of July Parade

    July 4, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Having subway on main road while everyone outside is getting ready for parade. When I walked out the parade had started, not a great experience if you are trying to race. I calmly pushed my bike along next to the parade and took a few photos.Read more

  • Day5

    Breckenridge

    December 27, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌫 -12 °C

    Today I am off to Breckenridge. One to check it out and more importantly to try and get an Australian to US adaptor as we left ours in Aspen. Sandy very kindly let mum use her oxygen overnight as she couldn't use the cpap without the adaptor. Also mum is feeling the effects of the altitude more now.

    Aspen is 2438 metres above sea level and Alma 3158 metres. I am also feeling it with a constant headache.

    The drive is very pretty and Breckenridge goes all out with lights at Christmas. Lots of shops to look at and the houses are very cute. Its a very busy town as there are lifts/gondolas taking skiers straight to the mountains from town. This means parking can be scare and when the skiers come off the mountains traffic jams.

    I had read up and knew there was a free parking area as you entered town not too far from the main street. There are also free buses taking you around town.

    So had a lovely time looking around and the day went very quickly. Decided to stay until the evening so I could see the lights. No adaptor and I think I would have to go to Denver to get one so organised for a portable oxygen machine with the transaction being done in the carpark! Rang from the tourist office then met the ixgen guy in the carpark.

    Then a 30 minute drive back in the dark through the overpass which has lots of hair pin turns and of course its snowing. Maybe I didn't think this through!

    Thankfully the B&B is so lit up it could probably be seen from space!
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  • Day77

    Breckenridge, CO

    August 15, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Road trip in the Jeep from Buena Vista to Breckenridge, CO. Lovely drive up the Arkansas river, over mountain passes, passed by lakes and through old mining towns on the way. Some of Breckinridge seemed familiar, but it looks so different in its summer colours. There's so many more buildings since we were here 13 years ago. We rode the 'new' gondola from the parking lot to Peak 8 and which is completely unrecognisable as there's a huge complex there and more going up still. The base is a summer activity centre and was buzzing with people. We had lunch at the Tbar restaurant and then went back down and had a walk up Main Street. Drove up to peak 9 which looked familiar, but eerily quiet as all summer activities are at peak 8. Drive back via Fairplay completed the loop. Great day out.Read more

  • Day8

    Breckenridge

    August 6, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    I'm taking a day off at Breckenridge, not because I'm tired. I had a reservation at a hostle and I had to pickup a resupply package. This trail is easier than New England trails. I'm here one day early without pushing at all. I haven't been keeping this up to date, because the trail thusfar hasn't been particularly interesting. The good stuff is ahead. So, 7 days and 100 miles. Just 400 to go. The picture was the other day. I'm at around 10k feet. Reached 11800 two days ago. Rocky Mountain High. Limited cell service so sporadic updates.Read more

  • Day320

    10,000 feet high in Breckingbridge, CO

    October 7, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 -1 °C

    Uncle Sam Lodge
    Homeaway /VRBO
    Oct 7-14,2016
    7 nights
    Sharing with Kuliks
    Our first snow in 2 years!!!! In October!!!
    It was a week of physical struggle - being so high can be hard. Heart skipping, breathing problems, tiredness and dry mouth.
    BUT the house is awesome!!! The nature is beautiful, and hanging it out with friends is always nice.
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  • Jul27

    Prospector D1 ... Breck and More

    July 27, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    Part II of today's story finds us exploring the area ...

    First up, we drove around the loops at Prospector Campground to check out the sites and note our preferences for a future stay. Rimmed as the area is by tall mountains with green-clad slopes, the scenery is nice pretty much everywhere ... the air redolent with the scent of fresh pine .... except when the campfires are burning. Privacy-wise, however, the sites on the outer edge of the loops are the better choice.

    Next, we drove down Swan Mountain Road to Frisco, one of several towns in close proximity to Dillon Reservoir. Seeing the construction traffic, we skipped checking out the downtown area. Instead, we crossed the Dillon Reservoir by way of the Dam Road. This gave us a chance to check out the Heaton Bay Campground, which has FHU sites. What surprised us the most about this campground is that none of the sites have water views! And they are fairly close together. That definitely was not the impression we got when we spotted the campground from the overlook on our way back from Carbondale a few weeks ago.

    A brief drive into the town of Dillon followed ... then another one into Silverthorne. Seeing the heavy traffic in both towns, we decided to skip any in-depth exploration. It was too early to go back to the Cruiser, however, so we decided to drive up to Breckenridge — aka Breck — instead ... maybe get some ice cream 😉

    When we arrived in town, we were pleasantly surprised to find Main Street blocked off to traffic to create a pedestrian way with one side affording restaurants a place to set up tables for al fresco dining. Even better, though there were a number of people out and about, there was no problem social-distancing. And everyone was obeying the MANDATORY requirement for face coverings.

    Parking in Breck is inexpensive considering it's a resort town — $1.50 bought us two hours to wander up Main Street; get some expensive but delicious ice cream at Higgles where the ordering counter was set up outside the shop; stop to check out the sculptures and smell the brilliantly colorful flowers hanging from baskets on the light poles; stroll along the Blue River Rec Path while being serenaded by the gurgling water.

    It was a perfect late afternoon wander ... until the sun went into hiding and it suddenly cooled down considerably. Add to that an uptick in the number of people finding their way to Main Street. It was time for us to leave.

    One of the reasons we opted to test our dry camping set up at Prospector instead of a campground closer to the house is because our friends, Sonia and Boris, are in Breckenridge for a few weeks ... to escape the heat in Denver. On our way back to the car, we called to let them know that we had arrived. After a brief chat, we ended up going over to their place for a bit. We'd last seen them in December 2019, so it was great seeing them again and catching up. We have plans to spend time together in the next couple of days.

    It was after 8:00p when we returned to the Cruiser. The solar panels had done a good job of floating the batteries in our absence ... even though we forgot to switch the fridge from electricity to propane. Oooops! Won’t make that mistake again! We ran the generator briefly to use the microwave and warm up our dinner. And now, time to settle down to a quiet night of reading.

    P.S. One of the photos in this footprint is of Tom's Baby ... the story associated with the sculpture is here ... https://eenusa.smugmug.com/PhxCrzr/CO-Day-Short/Prospector/i-8MdHm5w/A.
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