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Day 1 Colorado 2015

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We all purchased tickets with Southwest Air for the same day/flight. This way when we got into Denver, we didn’t have to wait up for anyone. We all met at the gate of Boston Logan Airport for our flight. It was a bit over 4 hours and when we finally got into Denver, we got onto the Hertz Rental shuttle to get our car.


Hellooooo Denver! (in the rental car shuttle) There were many large groups of folks renting cars. Finally, Jeff pulled up in a Chevy Suburban XL. We squeezed all 15 pieces of luggage and ourselves into it!








The first stop was REI in Denver for fuel and backpacking food.















On our way to Leadville, we stopped at the Two Brothers Deli in Idaho Springs for lunch. Across the parking lot is a waterfall and wheel. Idaho Springs is the "Gold Rush" town.
The food at the Two Brothers Deli is delicious and the folks there are super nice. At an elevation of 7,524 feet, I felt somewhat light-headed as we walked from the car to the deli. But it didn't last long especially once I…