My alarm went off I switched it off.
The next alarm I snoozed and snoozed. Until it began to get light.
I could see that my tent was frozen.
I was in no hurry to get up . As it wasnt far to Copper Mountain
At 6.30 I pulled the stopper and opened up.my tent.
My colleague was oacked except for his tentvas he was drying to dry it more in the sun.
Okay Snail get into gear .I Unclipped my fly and gently rolled it off my tent.
I then packed up.
to head out
I walked passed my freinds from last night them headed down the trail it was a gorgeous day and all ready warm.
Luckily the trail was still down as I still didn’t have heaps of energy.
The closer I got to Copper mountain the busier the trail became . About a dozen southbound CT hikers and similar number of other hikers just hiking.
I pushed on until I came to my first view of this huge complex and first set of ski lifts.
Getting closer.. the next set of ski lifts appeared to be running. Possibly testing ?
I began to spiral down lower and lower until I was almost there.
Wow in front of me was a roller coaster. Wow that’s kinda cool.
At last I was in the complex. I walked around looking for a cafe. Or similar,I passed a large boating lake with grandpa and his grandaughter on one of those round boats having fun. Above them were a dozen children waiting for their turn on a zip line.
I noticed a small convenience shop so brought a bottle of lemonade that I had been craving
I sat outside by the lake watching the kids zoom down the wire.
I then headed off to find a bathroom . On the way back I bumped into Shea. Who I had met earlier thst morning as I packed up.
He was having a coffee and eating doughnuts.. looks scrumpy I said.
Good luck today I said.
Yes Shea said.i need to leave before all the bars open
We both laughed.
I headed out to find the bus.
The busses in this area are all free.i found the stop, but had just missed it. While I waited I got out my fly to dry in the sun.
The bus soon arrived. This bus will take me to Frisco then I fet another to Silverthorne.
I must admit wow what a great town Frisco is. Very long road packed with shops and unlike UK free parking .
The bus finally stooped and I got off only for the next bus to arrive
It wasn’t long untill I was here.
Okay hotel .
It was easy to find and right next to a huge store perfect.
Okay I need to post 2 boxes of food up trail 5 days and six days
But I needed to check with one site and they only respond to email. So I emailed and am waiting.
Once settled in I went to the shop as they have a pharmacy.
I tried to see if I could get some more medicine.(giardia)
I took my uk prescription with me.
The assistant was very helpful, but the american system wasn’t.
I needed to see a Dr to get a prescription and that would cost a lot of $$$$. For a $7 packet of pills. I thanked her.
Okay shopping I brought for one box, as havnt heard back yet.
Also lunch,dinner. Beer and icecream . Sorted.
Once back I grabbed coffee.and ice . And back to relax.
Okay lunch first then tv and relax.
Oh and I have ordered my gloves. Whoop whoop and relax.