A different world

99% of the time, we spend our time riding trails that we are familiar with and have ridden before.  The 1% we don’t, it’s usually a new location, within driving range and we have a plan should all else fail and we get lost or have a mechanical.  It takes some planning and courage to embark on a trip where the ending is unknown and the access to a medical facility can be found in the pack on your back, along with anything else that’s needed should deisaster strike.

About three weeks ago, myself and two friends (Rob & Jordan) took off for a guided trip in the high country in Colorado.  The trip left out of Durango on a Monday, and I did not see a building again (minus the campsite on the first night) until we returned to Durango Firday.  The majority of the trip was above 9000 feet, reaching elevations above 12000′.  The highest camping elevation was about 11,600.  We spent 4 days riding the Colorado trail and 1 on the Hermosa Trail.  The riding was unreal as were the views.  Westernspirit & our guides were above and beyond our expectaitons…I love these guys! 

Here’s the link the photo’s:https://picasaweb.google.com/109132147082679495574/20110802?authkey=Gv1sRgCL_PpZuXmtf-cA&feat=email#

if it doesn’t work, let me know and I’ll figure it out, not sure when.

Also, be on the lookout for a few other posts to follow.  I’m in Cancun at an all incluse resort (for someones wedding, I’m ussually way to poor/cheap for this!!!)  I might do a comparison of Westernspirit all inclusive vs Cancun all inclusive or maybe groover vs mexican water….only time will tell!  The GF is waiting on the beach, so I’ll sneak them in as time allows.   I needed an excuse to get out of the sun down here (see: Carl DeVincent), I probably have a stage 5 sunburn.


A different world — 4 Comments

  1. Holy Crap Steve – I just got goosebumps! I did this exact western spirit ride almost 10 years ago! fabulous time and the Hermosa Creek trail is amazing! It looks like Ashley was one of your tourguides – is this right? I’ve known her since the very early days of NEMBA!