Colorado Trail Day 6 – Leadville

As great as was day 5 up and over Searle Pass, day 6 into Leadville was a downer. The morning started ok, although we had to shake down everything as it had rained hard all night.

morning mist from the night rain
morning mist from the night rain

We started our climb up toward Tennessee Pass, and passed more wildflowers.

on way toward Tennessee Pass
on way toward Tennessee Pass

But again, since we cannot go through the Mt Massive protected forest, we had to get onto the road and route through Leadville.  

on road to Leadville
on road to Leadville

Once in Leadville, I had to stop by Floyd Landis’ shop.

no one was home
no one was home

As planned, we then stopped by Subway and loaded up with 12″ double meat BMTs. One huge benefit of this ride is that I can eat anything and still lose weight.  

But while at Subway we noticed how dark it had become.  We looked up the weather on our phones, and the prediction was 100% for rain. So, we made the decision to stay at a hotel just outside of Leadville, and spent our afternoon binge watching Storage Wars. Sure enough, a short while after we checked in it started raining, hard, for several hours.  We made the right decision.

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