So today my youngest son and I decided again to see if we could get from our house to Traveler's Rest via the trail. I mentioned in a previous post that the last time we came to a dead end in the Cripple Creek community when we reached this point.
I had been told by someone who should know better than anyone that the trail continued on Washington Street, so we attempted the route shown below. We also met a nice couple who had run the 5K on Friday and were as eager as we were to find the path to TR.
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At first this lead us through a narrow foot path where we came across the abandoned building below. The couple plowed on and and a few minutes later we followed.
Eventually we came to Hwy 183 (Pete Hollis Blvd.) and we all decided it might be best to take it back to Main St. as there was no sign of where the trail might continue.
In our various adventures, my sons and I have come across a lot of interesting things from bears, to alligators, to weirdo cults and there's hardly a weekend during the the summer months we don't see a snake or two, but I don't think I'll be taking them back on this path for awhile. Although I suspect I'll be attempting it again myself before long. Perhaps I'll start from the TR end.