Sunday, June 29, 2014

Gunnison to Grand Junction

This morning is was rig maintenance time. Minor stuff: topping off fluids, adjusting cables, installing new spark plugs. Finally on the road by 10:30 am.

We stopped at a roadside pull-off, where we met a Park Ranger from Lithuanian named Vida. She suggested we visit the Black Canyon National Park. So we rode the eight miles up to the park to discover tere is a $115 entry fee. Hmmm, fifteen bucks to snap a photo of a dry ditch..... no thanks.

On the way down we spotted the remaining snow caps from last winter.

The rest of the ride was fighting a strong wind blowing across a dry landscape. Fnally reached Grand Junction for the night. Didn't ride many miles today as the temp was over 100 degrees. Tomorrow we cross into Utah and start riding earlier in the morning to avoid riding in the heat of the day.

Nite Da'mit

 

4 comments:

  1. "fifteen bucks to snap a photo of a dry ditch"

    A good description of a lot of parks and monuments in the west...

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  2. I found the Black Canyon of the Gunnison dissapointing......

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  3. Jon, are you 62+? There is a cheap life-time senior pass to all the national parks. You can buy at any park and it is good for all. Free admission.

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  4. I have my Senior's National Parks Pass but am traveling with youngsters

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