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William Burke | all galleries >> What About BillyBob? >> Trout Route Recon > Rampart Overlook
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Rampart Overlook

Just under 5 hours after peddling out of my driveway I arrived at the crest of Rampart Range Road.

That breaks down into about 1 hour to reach Garden of the Gods, and then 4 hours of continuous climbing up Rampart Range Road. Total distance to this point was 26 miles - with 3600 Ft of Ascent.

It is all down hill from here to Rampart Reservoir, which is 4 miles further as the crow flies... and probably 2 or 3 times that far on the winding road.

It's 3:30 in the afternoon and the clouds look threatening. I've confirmed to myself that The BillyBob and I can make it to the Reservoir, and there's no need to taunt Zeus - so down the mountain I go.

3 hours, and one VERY sore behind later, I'm home with a total of 52.3 miles and 4625 feet of ascent logged for the day.

The Trout must be trembling with fear...

Swim, and Hide!
Swim, and Hide!

Soon The BillyBob(tm) will be heading their way.

Canon PowerShot A95
1/200s f/5.0 at 11.4mm full exif

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