Wednesday, Sept. 15
We drove up Gothic Road and saw the vintage Colorado Grand cars coming down from the ski village at Mount Crested Butte.
The Colorado Grand is an annual rally of sports
and racing cars built before 1961.
The owners drive the cars from town to town
for a week, escorted by state police on motorcycles. The route changes each year.
.Schofield Pass Road was a white-knuckle drive.
Here's a pullout on the shelf road, in case you need to let an oncoming vehicle get by. As for the ruts and bumps and holes ...
We were too scared on the drive up to be taking pictures, but Rick managed not to tear anything off the bottom of the car, and we got this snap of the worst bit on the way down, after the hike.
The last switchback ...
at the Alpineer for the next day.
To get used to them, we took a short ride
on the recreational path to the ski village
at Mount Crested Butte and back.
West Maroon Pass (12,490 feet).
We did not continue down the trail seen behind us,
which goes to Aspen.
There's more about the hike below,
plus a scenic bike path -- but first, the vintage cars.
Sharing the road
Steeper and steeper
new to Crested Butte this year.
Then it was time for bed ... and breakfast again.
& MTB TRIP 2010
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