Hopkins 4K for Cancer

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Journal

July 1, 2007

by Michelle Samson
Happy July! Today we slept in until 8:30 am to celebrate our shortest day of the trip after our triumphant ride over the Rockies. The sun was already high in the sky when we left Grand Lake Elementary School. At the morning meeting, everyone was delighted when Logan reminded us that wed be riding along the Colorado River, and rivers never run uphill.

On this beautiful day, I dedicated my ride to my beautiful friends Cole and Dawn. They kept me going in the heat.

We started off with a photographic scavenger hunt to find wild animals, American flags, roadkill, and people taller than Greg and shorter than Alice. Our group succeeded in stopping for pictures many many many times.

We rode past Byers Canyon, and I had my first glimpse of the Colorado River. Then I had a moment of panic when I realized we were transitioning into desert land, but we all enjoyed the new scenery. We pulled into Kremmling Community Church, with snow capped mountains in view in one direction, and sandy, rocky cliffs in the other. Ethel made us feel right at home, and we ate a delicious lunch from Grand Lake Grill and Circle D grocery store. Special thanks to Craig, who donated twelve pounds of potato salad, granola bars, three apple pies, and our most impressive spread of deli meats and cheese, and to the Kremmling community and Pastor Doug for dinner and inspiration.