|Lower Campground - Moon Rising Over Browns Canyon|
On our days off we've taken a couple of off road trails and continued to explore the area. 2 of the roads through high mountain passes opened; Cottonwood and Independence Pass.
|Looking west from Continental Divide|
|Cottonwood Pass - 12,126'|
We drove up to Cottonwood Pass last week. The continental divide is at the top at 12,126' and the view is spectacular.
The temps changed from 75 in town to 46 at the top. And the snow had to be plowed to get the pass open.
We had the opportunity to visit the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and watch the Wounded Warrior Olympics. My sister's son-in-law Frank was competing in several events. We watched Archery where he was participating in Compound Bow. On the final flight with 3 arrows left Frank was 1 point behind. He shot a 29 (of a possible 30) to tie and force a 1 arrow shoot off for the Gold Medal. Closest to center X would win. Frank shot a dead center X and took Gold! Something really special about Frank.....he shoots with a older hunting bow while his competition shoots with competition built compound bows costing $5K and up. He also won Bronze in Pistol. Yeah! Go Army!
I've been able to join 2 different softball teams and the season starts next week. Yahoo! Wish me luck....I don't think I've run since the season ended last August in Oregon :-[
Stay Tuned. More to Come.