Don’t you just love cruising the local streets of towns less traveled, enjoying the local flavor, culture, art and life itself?
That’s the feeling when we traveled multiple times through downtown Crested Butte, Colorado recently, just before the snow season. I thought I would capture a little of the quaintness of the shops and life during a normal weekday.
I’m sure snow season presents a different scenario as cold weather “sportsters” converge on this beautiful little town, as well as Mount Crested Butte just above the town of Crested Butte.
One important factor we had to work through while staying in high altitude was oxygen. I felt pretty good and didn’t have altitude sickness but at night I had to breathe deeper. I also had a slight headache a couple of days and bought a can of oxygen. I didn’t have noticeable change though.
Some of us experimented with the oxygen bar. It helped some but the next day we felt we needed another treatment.
If you travel from lower altitude and stay in some of the higher ones this is something that needs to be considered, and even adjusting the budget a little.
As we cruised through the town there were local places that seemed to stand out. The local art was noticeable as well as the bicycle shops and unique eating establishments.
Let’s take a little ride along Elk Avenue, shall we?
All-in-all, Crested Butte is a great mountain town that I had envisioned it would be.
Blessings along the way!