Our intrepid cyclists are on the road, and in for some serious climbing. Not only are the roads under construction (meaning a lot of gravel, and some narrow spots), but they’re going over the Continental Divide (again), this time at 9800 feet! We’re the backup SAG (support and gear) … which enables us to take a side trip here and there.
Close to the summit, we are tempted to investigate. The sign says National Forest Campground … Brooks Lake 5.5 miles, over a gravel bumpy road! But on looking ahead, the lake must be up against those crags. This is a must see, says we.
Hmmm. We continue on, tho the road gets a little tighter.
The lake is available for swimming, boating, or just viewing. There are meadows to hike in. And the view from any angle is breathtaking.
Very few campers … and we’re tempted mightely to stay here, maybe forever. However … we all know about temptation … so off we go.
We catch up to our riders at the little town of Dubois. Kinda cute in many ways … old west shops, and … our favorite animal.
Inside the shop is a full sized stuffed Jackelope – seen only in movies until now. Maybe seen only around Dubois, do ya think?
Well, aside from this … inside is a selection of huge, fresh chocolates – made locally. We selected a milk chocolate cashew cluster (they’ll have these in heaven, I hope) and a milk chocolate caramel cashew goodie. Not expensive, but very, very good. Do NOT miss this. Unfortunately, no pictures – they disappeared too fast.