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  • More from my last day of trains and my arrival to Granby, CO.

    The last leg of my journey had me through he craziness of Utah. I paralleled some roads I took on the way to Arches and got really close to the park. We followed the Colorado River through some beautiful canyons. The tracks were cut into the mountains so the views were unique to the train. There were hundreds of rafters, kayakers, and SUPers out on the water. Apparently it’s a thing to moon trains. I’ve never seen so many butts in a day. Super delirium from the 2 day train ride.

    Train day #2. Hit the wall. Knee pain. No one in the seat next to me. Tahoe, Sierra Nevada’s, Colorado river, desert, buttes. Wild horses. Time change. Flash flood alerts. Thunderheads.

    I again find myself on the road. I am heading to Granby, Colorado, the gateway to the Rockies in hopes of finishing my bike trip and acquiring some closure and solace.

    From Portland I have a 15 hour train ride to Sacramento. I’ll enjoy a generous 5 hours in Sacramento before connecting to a 27 hour slide to the Rockies.

    This is day one. Beautiful.

    Garlic hummus, Parmesan, and avocado on rye. Amtrak cafe is a joke. Bring your own.

    5 hours waiting for the connecting train here in Sac Town (Sacramento)

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