Photos of Mt. Massive, Mt. Elbert and Town of Leadville
November 2007 -
I had a window of time for play and I biked around
Leadville in Lake County on a sunny afternoon. I wanted to train at a high elevation
-- as I would be biking across America months later --
and Leadville seemed like the best option.
I cycled throughout town, including climbing a number of hills.
Adjacent are three photos of the mountains. 14ers Mount Elbert
and Mount Massive
look so beautiful no matter where you are in town.
On one climb, I stopped to rest in front of the Leadville Hostel. I've stayed there and do recommend it. It's a quality hostel.
Harrison Avenue in Leadville.
I did a lot of riding. Adjacnet is the northerly
view of town that includes the Mosquito Range. In the bottom photo,
that's West Dyer Mountain, Mount Sherman
(center) and Mount Sheridan (right).
44 degrees is not cold for Leadville's standards in November! ;)