Travel Blogs from Durango
... br> Finally we got to a campsite and set up the tarp. There was a fine drizzle in the air. A lone through hiker had already pitched his tarp in the best spot introduced himself as 'Hunter', and his growling lab as Sage: 'She's the talkative one' he said, clearly aiming to cut off any more conversation. Hmm, slightly odd.
We pitched the tarp, spread all our waterproofs across the ground, ate another rehydrated meal and settled down for a very damp night.
... headed out to Mesa Verde after spending the early part of the day in dowtown Durango. The cliff dwellings were great. The boys loved climbing the 32ft. ladder into the cliffside homes and navigating the small tunnels. It was a long, but beautiful drive.
We finally have some Wi-Fi and are posting some photos thus far. Enjoy!
Off to Park City tomorrow.
Gentle start with breakfast and a drive to Mesa Verde. The "green tableland" just rose out of the plains, and we had to climb some 2,500 feet to get to the plateau. We decided we didn't have time for both walking and sightseeing, so opted for the latter. We started with a Puebloan "town". This was built in a cave that was formed by erosion of the softer rock under harder, making an overhang some 200ft long and 85ft at the deepest point. Three were 85 ...
... easy! We also drove the scenic Cliff Tree House loop. Clara, Maeve, Jakob and Zak completed the junior ranger program. A fun day had by all.
In the Ute language Pag Osah means "healing waters". The pagosa hot springs are quite famous and have attracted celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey. With that kind of endorsement we just had to try it. Relaxation was had by all swimming and lounging in the various pools ranging from 84 to 106 degrees Fahrenheit, ...
... We then proceeded to Durango through the gorgeous San Juan National Forest. We drove through two very high mountain passes - La Veta (9413 ft) and Wolf Creek (10518 ft). Our small but mighty diesel engine could only muster about 35 mph on the way up; on the way down we figured out how to down shift but still the air brakes had quite a ...
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