Whirlwind trip from Denver to Leadville back to Denver to Tulsa in less than 24 hrs! Had a work trip to Denver and couldn't resist the temptation to get to Leadville...to get in the mountains. I wanted despirately to run some trails around Leadville, but, the trails are typically not runnable this time of year. My hosts in Buena Vista confirmed this, so I resigned myself to running some trails a few thousand feet down in Buena Vista. After some business in Leadville I hit the coffee shop. The young guy working there asked what I was up to. When I told him and expressed a little disappointment about not getting to run trails around leadville, he excitedly told me that he had just run some of the Colorado trail. It was ON! I got on the trail at the same location as one of the aid stations- Fish Hatchery- from the Leadville trail 100 race. Man, did it bring back memories...minus the cold and snow! Ran two miles down the colorado trail until it became rediculous to go any further as the trail was less traveled and my feet were sinking up to 6-8 inches with every few steps. The chipmunks were chattering at me as if to be laughing at how I must've appeared. My heart rate was high, my breathing hard and I was in HEAVEN!! After getting back off the trail I ran around fish hatchery a bit, reminiscing coming in and out of that aid station during the race.