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Today we say goodbye to Utah and enter our 19th state, Colorado. It was sad for us to leave Utah because we have really enjoyed our stay traveling through 5 wonderful national parks. This region was not really on my radar when we began our trip, but now is probably on top of my list of most incredible places. We were pretty exhausted from our adventures yesterday so we took the morning to relax, plus it was Sunday, so that just made ...
... we were done for the night.
I am starting the beginnings of a head cold, and wanted to get to bed early. Jody just wants to get caught up on her sleep. Tomorrow we head out for a scenic ride through the San Juan National Forest to get set up for our ride through Rocky Mountain National Park. Hopefully my cold gets better by tomorrow.
40.4 miles today
16,713.5 miles total
0.0 gallons today
396.858 gallons total
... Navajo traders we pushed on to our stop for the next two nights, Cortez, Colorado. The town is at 6,300 feet and to the east the La Plata mountains go up to 13,000 feet.
As we drove more into Colorado the landscape changed again and we saw for the first time fields with crops and water irrigation systems. This area of Colorado certainly appears to have a lot of agriculture.
We managed ...
... br> Stopped at the museum. Excellent film about the park and the Ancient Puebloans. Then back to camp, saturated with ancient culture, and cooked dinner (elk patties) on the Bar BQ. Met one of the camp hosts. He had done a "friendship visit" to Aus. in the 70s, staying at Binnaway in NSW. He said he did not know where that was. We could tell him, as we went there on a train 4 years ago. Not many Aussies would have a clue where it ...
... of Spruce House (below the
visitor center) and then decided to after that to take another hike from Spruce
house. Didn’t know anything about this hike except that it was a loop trail and
thought it was about 3-5 miles long (it was). Well it ended up being along
canyon walls about 30 feet below the rim and around 2 canyons. Sometimes the
trail got very narrow, we climbed up, down, over, under, round and through boulders
and trees. It was pretty fun and the ...