Day 282 Gunnison to Lake Irwin CG (Above Crested Butte) Time: 4:32:00 Distance: 33.2 miles Avg Speed: 7.3 mph Terrain: Rolling with a pass Location: N 38 52 51.7, W 107 06 28.3
Recap: Today we made our way up to Crested Butte. We decide to go the way of the Ohio Creek Valley and Ohio Pass. The views were absolutely gorgeous. The traffic was light and I’m guessing that most people bypass this route for the direct shot on Hwy 135. The pass was pretty steep and I felt very humbled as our speed dropped below 3 mph at various points. We were rolling a bit heavy with a few days worth of food. We made it to camp before the rain and while we set up the tent we chatted with a couple who had passed us on the road. Interestingly, they had racked up over 50,000 miles over several years of bicycle touring!