Monday, July 20, 1981

29. Walden, Colorado

Day 29:  Monday, July 20, 1981
Encampment, Wyoming to Walden, Colorado:  50 miles

We had a short day today.  Jack woke up at 5:30, so we were on the road by 7:00.  We continued up the Saratoga valley.  All morning, we headed east, and had an east wind.  Then, when we turned south, the wind changed to a westerly.  The ride was hilly and generally uphill, so it was quite a bit of work, even though we rode only 50 miles.  One truck tried to run us off the road today.  There's not much we can do about things like that.

Long and rolling uphill
Long and rolling uphill

We're leaving the desert behind.  There's more agriculture in the valleys, although irrigation is still heavily relied upon.  And we're approaching the mountains.  Walden is at 8000'.

Name these flowers!
Name these flowers!

We arrived in Walden at 3:00 pm - short day.  We're taking it easy this evening, doing laundry and catching up on odds and ends.  All in all, a nothing day.

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