Maybe 800 miles south of Chad, I was playing on the CDT too. We headed up to Rabbit Ears Pass just outside Steamboat so I could hit a ride I've been jonsing to ride for a very long time. Last year's attempt was rained out. This years attempt was pretty much perfect. The CDT ran right through the middle of the campground, and used a little of fs road 311. It's a gradual climb from camp past 4 high mountain lakes, followed by a technical juggernaut of a trail downhill right into Steamboat proper, past two good sized waterfalls. Most excellent ride. Unfortunatly Maysa caught a bit of a cold so we had to bail for home a day early. A day of rest before the Firecracker 50.