Week 1 – La Crosse to Colorado

Most people that leave for the west from the midwest try to cross the plains as quickly as possible. We learned that you can miss a lot by doing so.

A late departure, an old church and graveyard, repurposed cabooses, and a long drive into the night.
Back roads and summer storms conspire to bring excitement to a day crossing Iowa and Nebraska.
Playing road tag with the Union Pacific Railroad, and reminding ourselves why we avoided the Interstate.
A day that begins in the plains and ends high in the mountains.
A trip down the mountain to Boulder, where we finish our last shopping errands and explore the bike trails.
We explore the alpine landscape near Caribou.
Moving from a national forest campground to a national park campground.