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... Sat outside eating our dinner as the sunset.
The last pass we drove over brought us into new ecosystem we commonly associate with the southwest, with juniper and Pinyon pines and cactus and other plants we find common to the southwest. So we have come full circle. No longer in the northern Rockies, but in the southwest USA.
One small not here if you read this. We harvested Pine nuts! As we ...
... our GPS. The valleys were dotted with log cabins and chalets and the mountains were covered in fir trees and autumnal aspens. The latter really do appear to shimmer, as their small golden leaves
quiver with even the slightest breeze. Soon after, we reached a high, dry plateau surrounded by mountains but without many trees and with poor-looking soil. It wasn’t what I had imagined, and it lasted until we gently crossed another highish pass ...
... has made their “downtown” trendy with little shops in the original storefronts. I was craving ice cream and we lucked out at JB’s – home made ice cream. Two scoops were the equivalent of 4 at Cow’s! We passed many ranches – some doing very well, some for sale! There were a range of ranch houses – from upgrades of the original log cabins to ...
... lot more stressful than the simple routine of spending four or more days stretched out in the middle of nowhere where your only concerns are washing in creeks, cooking on the stove, and going to sleep. It seems Matt in particular has some re-acclimatisation to do as he did not enjoy the feeling of being back in a town again so soon. It made him very grumpy. Having said that, once at the campground we had a great evening with Frank (who we met in Kremmling) and the three South ...
... so great to see animals in their natural habit, not cooped up in a cage in a zoo. We moved on and spotted a few more moose but decided we needed to make a move and start the proper journey to Yellowstone. The Rocky Mountains was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had and the views and scenery will stay with me forever. I can see them clear as day in my head due to the fantastic shock of what we were perceiving. It was so good that I have decided to write another ...
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