Postcard: High on tundra

It is never easy getting up to 12,400 feet on a bike. Sometimes you pedal, sometimes you hike, always you hurt. That was pretty much the story this day too. A friend e-mailed me asking if he might escape the Front Range heat and would I be around for a ride. I sent him back a couple of options, one easier than the other. He chose the hard one, which brought us to this moment atop the Tenmile Range in Summit County. No one ever regrets putting in the effort it takes to get to this spot. (Click image to enlarge)

Photo by Devon O'Neil
Photo by Devon O’Neil

One thought on “Postcard: High on tundra”

  1. Yes, this was a beautiful picture. Since you obviously enjoy challenges, I would recommend that you go on the web to read the journal of Margit Pirsch who peddled
    from the San Francisco Bay Area to Tierra del Fuego. I met her and her partner in Argentina last November. I have since followed their adventure which is available on Adventure Nomads. I wish that I could be more informative about her contact information. Her descriptions of the physical and internal adventure are inspiring.
    I live in Chile and if you ever want to challenge the mostly dirt road of the Careterra Austral from Puerto Montt to Villa O’Higgins, I would be happy to give you some of my insights. I live near Temuco, Chile which is the begining of a beautiful forested area of the southern part of Chile.
    Respond if my above information is not enough for you to find her excellent journal. I am not good with the computer, but am willing to research more if you are interested.
    Sincerely, Ron Pruitt

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