Good Morning America! I must say, a little granola in your belly after a good night of rest does wonders for your energy levels.
I started my day off with a 3000 foot climb, so I certainly would need all the hutzh-pah I could muster. Boulder Mountain (I think it was called) was actually one of the more enjoyable climbs that I've had so far. The 3000 feet rose before me along a winding 24 km road that had a nice little gradient to it.
After that, it was mostly downhill, through 2 national parks. Becoming very well used to the variety of America's RVs was informative, but I was more interested in the great red landscape that I was winding through.