At Ouray (which the locals pronounce you-ray) we turned onto a nice unpaved road. "Piece of cake," I thought. As we climbed, the road got steeper, narrower and rougher. Then really steep, really narrow and much rougher. Then we passed a sign warning that from there on it was only for four-wheel-drive vehicles.
One of the more interesting water crossings
It was over a hundred degrees in places like Grand Junction. Not here.
You can tell who the younger, spryer one is
Then, finally, we reached Imogene Pass. 13,114 feet. The highest in the San Juan range. The second highest in Colorado. Red Mountain Pass, on the Million Dollar Highway, which freaks out a lot of people, was below us. Neener neener neener.
Red Mountain Pass is the grayish triangle in the lower left
Shortly after taking this photo, we saw three bighorn sheep
On the way back, we stopped for lunch and some exploring at one of the abandoned mines.
What can I say... W O W, gorgeous pictures !!!!ReplyDelete
There's a lot to be said for AWD and the ability to get above tree line. The reason I live here is captured beautifully in your pictures.ReplyDelete
Wow what beautiful ride! ...and a good reward for the demo work you did.ReplyDelete
When Bob & I went w/ for a jeep ride w/ Forrest, he asked us to hop out while he drove over a boulder roughly the size of a Volkswagon Bug...ReplyDelete