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... turns out a cyclist had gone off the road and hurt himself pretty badly. When we arrived the MedFlight helicopter was just taking off. The pass was interesting because most of the drive was on dirt. The RAM did very well - that what it is made for. We also traveled along Taylor Reservoir - one of many huge lakes in Colorado.
We look forward to visiting Randy and Dori again in the future. They live in a beautiful area.
Chuck and Sheila ...
... and Blue Mesa Summit, where there was also the Blue Mesa Reservoir. Monarch Pass was at 11, 312 feet and was also at the Continental Divide, so now we are officially in the east again. The last leg of our journey today took us to Salida, where we stopped for the night. It was late when we got in, so we made it a pizza night and I finally got some laundry done. What a day of spectacular scenery!
Then spent a few days lazing under pines in the mountains. Now heading northwards towards Rocky Mountain NP. Spectacular scenery in this part of the country, but the mossies & flies are vicious... (you are so right Joyce!)
Hope all's well there....
G & D
... 20 minutes on the summit, then just over 3 hours getting down (the last hour being one hellaciously long hour of forcing water down and trying to figure out why it wanted to come back up when I drank it). 14 miles roundtrip and 4,500 feet elevation - a full day for me.
Met some nice people at the summit, including a couple who had married themselves (i.e., without a minister, apparently allowed in Colorado as long as ...
... and rugged and considered one of
the most punishing pass drives in Colorado. I chickened out a short distance
from the pass and backtracked to U.S. 285, the much longer route to Leadville
via Buena Vista. I have a pretty good record of chickening out on some of these
rough passes I’ve considered crossing in recent years. Altogether, though, it
was a good trip and a beautiful day in a spot in Colorado that was new for me.