Today, we walked the last 1000′ up and over the Continental Divide, at Loveland Pass. We have been climbing and climbing since we got into Colorado, and now we are UP here. Up past the high Christmas tree forests, up above the treeline, up where the air gets quiet and thin. The Divide is a hydrological divide (wikipedia for the win) that separates water systems that drain towards the Atlantic ad those that drain toward the Pacific. From here on out, everything flows West.
My legs are sore and I feel awesome. I don’t have a lot of words for this. I’ll just let the pictures do the talking.