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Day 3 Colorado 2015

Rest day for me. I spent 3 hours walking downtown Leadville. Last night at dinner Jeff asked me if I had planned to hike Mt. Elbert with them this morning. I was still tired from my hike to Mt. Sherman yesterday, so when I awoke this morning, I told Jeff that I was gonna pass on the Mt. Elbert hike. I also told him that I didn’t think it would be wise for me to climb the multi pitch rock climb that was planned for Crestone Needle. As much as I had been looking forward to climbing Crestone Needle, I didn’t think that putting myself and other climbers at risk was worth it.  So Jeff, Geoff, Kevin and Kevin headed off to Mt. Elbert, while I stayed back to play tourist….oh wait….I am a tourist! I actually started feeling better getting outdoors and some fresh air. The Hostel is located just 4 blocks from the main street, easy walking distance. Mid 60’s temps made it even more ideal for walking. Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad