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We left Grand Junction this morning at 8:45 and 72 degrees and headed south to Montrose, CO. From there we took the road into Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. It was about a two hour drive and took us through many small and towns along the way. Some were quite run down and the properties around the homes that we saw were cluttered and unattended to. And I joked that they were in need of an HOA. (My friends in Florida ...
... are truly spectacular. We had a picnic lunch along the roadside just outside of Telluride, and we got to watch a herd of elk
grazing, having their lunch. We drove thru the town of Telluride, but because we were towing the trailer we were unable to stop, the town is beautiful with all of the small stores, and eating
establishments. Not too long after leaving Telluride on highway 62 we had to steady climb up a mountain grade for 12 miles, I do ...
... up high with my left arm and pretty much steered with my right knee, but i do all this just to entertain YOU the reader...;-) I seriously cannot believe we dont hear more about people tumbling to their death off a mtn road out here. The small town of Ouray was nestled in between some high peaks and looks like a great place to stay and hang out one day, alas, i had to move on. Now i have only ...
Day 8 Summary
Salida CO to Ouray CO Free track day
miles driven- 389 miles today 3032 cumulative
weather- 65 to 85 depending on elevation, clouds or sprinkles
route- Salida west to Gunnison on 50, 149 south to Lake City to South Fork to 160 west to Durango to 550 North to Ouray
Throughout the day I saw evidence of at least 3 wildfires. This is that time of year in CO. One sign said Wild Fires in so & so ...
As I mentioned in my last post I was leaving Denver to head to Ouray where I would more than likely be spending a lot of time in Montrose where Dan's new brewery is. Dan started up the brewery with his mate Brandon who I had the pleasure to work with and get to know whilst I was there.
Though I was in Ouray for nearly 2 weeks we didn’t really get up to much apart from work on getting the new brewery up and running. To most of you, you must be thinking ...