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Travel Blogs from Montrose
... and a gorge yesterday, and I think this is actually a gorge, just saying.
Eventually a group of citizens decided that the valley could use the water from the river and they built an irrigation tunnel in 1909 to deliver water to the local farmers. When you see the depth of the gorge, you wonder how they did it. It is breathtaking. It has also been declared a wilderness area, which means that nature is in control and that humans are only visitors. ...
... of the views were spectacular, and breathtaking. We also drove down a park service road to the bottom of the canyon at the east end, to get an up close
and personal view of the river and of the dam up river of the canyon. The drive alone was an experience, with the road sometimes at a 16% grade; of course there were many restrictions on what vehicles were allowed on this road. After leaving the Black Canyon NP we headed west on US 50 to the ...
6. 2-day Mekong River boat trip from Laos to Thailand
7. Views of Halong Bay in Vietnam
8. Angkor temples in Cambodia
9. Hiking in New Zealand
... rolled in when I got to the bottom and cooled things off for the trip up.
By the way, Black Canyon doesn't get much publicity but it's an AMAZING place. The visitor log-book was packed full of westerners, Europeans, Asians and Indians, but very few from the southeast (and none from Georgia that I could find).
After that, on to Montrose where I found a cheap hotel, showered, and then headed downtown for the weekly ...
Today we left the RV Park just outside Mesa Verde and decided to explore the Western Rocky Mountains in the southeast part of Colorado. We drove east to Durango (seems to me there were a few cowboy songs written about that place) and then turned north into the San Juan Mountains. We immediately began to climb and finally went over two high passes, one at 10,640 feet and one at 10,910 feet high. We then dropped into Silverton, nestled in a 9,000 ...