|La Garita Cash Store didn't offer much for supplies, although the hand scooped ice cream is great.
Even better is the hospitality of the owner and his family.
|Riding south of Como into windswept ranch land on washboarded county roads.
|Empty playgrounds and sports fields that apparently have never been used.
|My little dispersed camp site just inside San Isabel National Forest.
|The Collegiate Peaks of the Sawatch Range on a morning descent into Salida.
|Steady climb toward Marshall Pass in southern Colorado.
|Easterners fresh off the Monarch Crest Trail onto USFS 200 toward Salida.
|Moose grazing in willows near the top of Marshall Pass, elevation 10,842 feet.
|Sunset from inside my tent atop Marshall Pass right on the Continental Divide.
|Dispersed campsite along Upper Dome Reservoir.
|Climbing toward Cochetopa Pass, elevation 10,067 feet.
|Climbing toward Carnero Pass, elevation 10,166 feet.
|Ready for some downhill after cresting two passes today.
|My campsite alongside the La Garita Cash Store.
|Early morning cattle drive, right across the road from my tent site by the La Garita Cash Store.
I inhale a couple of cans of soda pop and a hand-scooped ice cream cone while checking out the rest of the store to try to piece together dinner. There's something that will work. A big can of Bush's Best Baked Beans and a bag of Fritos. Score!