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Blue Lake climb…..Colorado Day 6

9 miles. 3500ft in Elevation climb and back down. A bunch of hours. Countless switch backs.

That’s what we call a day of fun in the high country. No crossfit or long run can compare to this. It was hard. There were times I wanted to turn back. According to Stephen, I had a spell with hypoxia. Apparently, I thought I had on the wrong shoes and wanted to go back to the Jeep and get my shoes. Only we were way high up. He said I stopped and turned to the cliff and got a couple of steps toward the cliff before he yanked me back. He said I kept mumbling about going back to the car to get shoes. I have no memory of that. We were close to the top and after a lot of water, I came back to my senses. I still don’t remember that part.

But we finally reached the top at Blue Lake. We saw snow, critters, flowers, streams, and gorgeous clouds.

We started about a mile below the base of Bridal Veil Falls. We climbed to the top of Bridal Veil last year. This year, we went a bit farther. When we finally got to the lake, we were surprised by how small it was!

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Someone had to be nosy and see what was in a 200 year old abandoned mining building.

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Our second day in Telluride is done!

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