Scott & Lorraine's California Trip Blog

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Granby, CO to Aspen, CO

Hit the road at 8:00 a.m. with the temperature at brisk 48.

Stopped for breakfast at a great diner in Kremmling. Lorraine had a problem with a tooth that the Family Dental Center fixed right up in no time. Kremmling, CO gets the "friendliest" town award to date. We worked our way to route 82 from Leadville and up into "Independance Pass" another hairy trip up the mountain to 12,000 feet.

We arrived in Aspen at 2:00. What a beautiful city. Thanks Dad for the lodging at the wonderful "Mountain Chalet". It is fabulous! Wow, what a place - and what a workout room.

We took the "silver queen gondola" up 2.5 miles to the top. Brandon would really enjoy playing "disc golf" at the "kiss the sky" course at 11,212 feet.

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Our humble lodgings in Granby

Today's Route, all scenic, no slabs, lots of ups, downs and curves.

Heading out of Kremmling towards the next mountain

Starting up 82 towards Independance Pass

Up we go again

The view from about 2/3 of the way up, see the road switchback below

Eeek, it wasn't bad when I was on the road you see at the bottom

At the top of Independance Pass

Man, after 2.5 miles, you are UP there

Cherry Crisp at Little Annies. This ranks up there as one of the best things I ever put in my mouth, ever.


Your Comments

8/3/06 Froth!

I gotta play that course, would probably be pretty easy to loose a disc off the side of cliff or something though. Sometimes they sail on you! Looks like your having a great time. Stay safe.
Brandon & Lynsey

8/3/06 Yep

Bring some of the desert home! Good luck at the Hundred-Dollar store.Pick me up two dealer pins for the boys. You get them at the check out counter. By the way, Chases streak is alive at 35 and the Philswin again. At least they have made the dog days of summer a little enjoyable. Safe Riding!!!!


That's low-sugar ice cream and cherry crisp, right? I hope you did some lunges that night to burn off that business. Maybe you can pick some up for me on the way back.


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