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Traveling with Jim and Elaine - Our 2006 Colorado Adventure

Trip from Tin Cup to Pitkin, Colorado

 


Starting up Cumberland Pass on county road #765 and I joked
about going over that snowy peak in front of us...
little did I know
how true that was to be
(9-23-06)

 


We traversed switchback after switchback till we hit snow on
the single lane road and we still had no idea how much higher
we had yet to climb
(9-23-06)

 


We finally reached the top at 12,015 feet and sure felt
relieved at having made it safely this far
(9-23-06)

 


Looking back where we had come from and barely able to
make out where a road is 
(9-23-06)

 


Looking at the road to the right that we had yet to go down
still had us just a wee bit nervous
(9-23-06)

 


We made it safely down off the mountain into Pitkin
(9-23-06)

 


Drove around town and down this main street
(9-23-06)

 


Spent the night in a nearby National Forest campground
(9-23-06)

 


Headed up to Quartz Creek properties on the mountain
above town to look at some lots for sale
(9-24-06)

 


The lower road started out fairly smooth up the hill
(9-24-06)

 


We passed by some nice homes with beautiful views (9-24-06)

 


The road got rougher as we climbed higher up the mountain... and
this was supposed to be the easiest of the roads up
(9-24-06)

 


We decided to head back down as the road got too rough for us to
go on without really shaking up things in the camper
(9-24-06)

 


Post office in town (9-24-06)

 


Town firehouse (9-24-06)

 


Town church (9-24-06)

 


They even had a few properties for sale in town... this one came
with another house and 6 city lots
(9-24-06)

 


This cabin had 8 acres but had trouble getting a clear title
to the property
(9-24-06)

 


We left town and Elaine made me take a paved road (9-24-06)
 

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