|Brush Mountain Ranch, somewhat near Slater, Colorado, but with a Himalayan hippy vibe.
|Trail Angel cooler filled with water bottles along a lonely road 25 miles south of Rawlins.
|Another tuna/ramen gourmet meal, here at my dispersed campsite near Aspen Alley.
|Aspen Alley in August 2021.
|Climbing toward Colorado mountains along Slater Creek.
|Early morning sun reaches into the valley of Slater Creek.
|Time to stop for an early lunch at Brush Mountain Ranch.
|Kirsten Hendricksen, proprietor and hostess extraordinaire at Brush Mountain Ranch.
Even though I stopped before 10:00 am after only riding about 30 miles from Aspen Alley, I decide to just stay. I'll call it a half day and be part of the Brush Mountain Ranch experience for myself and others. And I can comfortably ride the remaining 50 miles into Steamboat Springs tomorrow to meet Colleen and Cara. I eat an early lunch, shower, wash clothes, dry out gear, and talk with Colleen, thanks to Kirsten's cell phone boost device in the Lodge. I even catch up texting with a few friends. This place really is a vortex in the space/time continuum.
White Rabbit, Jefferson Airplane live at Woodstock (1969)