My half day Rocky Mountain motorcycle & fiber tour

purlyman's picture

Yesterday was one of those amazing days with beautiful weather and clear skies so I headed west and up into the mountains with the motorcycle. It was Sunday so many places would be closed but I decided to do a "fiber" tour to stop by LYSs, alpaca farms, etc.

My route covered about 160 miles roundtrip and went through:

- Golden
- Golden Gate State Park
- Nederland (The Alpaca Store)
- Allenspark (Sunshine Mountain Lodge where we'll have MRMKR)
- Estes Park (Switzer-land Alpacas)
- Lyons (Paradise Valley Alpacas)
- Boulder (Shuttles, Spindles and Skeins LYS and Schacht Spindle Co.)
- then back down to Golden and Denver.

The attached files include some of the pics I took along the way. It was a wonderfully spent 5 hours I have to say!!


WillyG's picture

Gosh! That's beautiful! Jealous.

purlyman's picture

yeah, it's pretty beautiful! I could do this every weekend I could!


WillyG's picture

I can't believe you fit that all into an afternoon!!! I would think this was a several-day excursion!

purlyman's picture

Yep - left the house around 9am and got back at about 2:30pm.


PaulJMC's picture

Yup - jealous!!


In cielo non c'e vino...beviamolo sulla terra!

Bradferd's picture

so, that is how you keep from buying yarn... you just take your bike!

purlyman's picture

Believe me - I can get quit a bit on that bike and in that backpack!! :-)


rc_in_sd's picture

What a fantastic trip - and all in one day. Thanks for the vicarious outing, Frank!

Aaronknits's picture

Ditto on the jealous. Beautiful pictures!