Sunday, June 29, 2014

Locked Gates

Today Dom escorted us around southern Colorado. First we returned to the Skyline Drive in Canon City. The long is not long, but it is a teeth-grinder. It's a narrow one lane, one way road atop the spine of a narrow ridge with steep drop offs on either side. They say the local prison used convict labor to build the road. It's purpose? Maybe to keep the convicts busy???? Is a great view from the drive, but is short 1.5 miles long drive that goes nowhere. Glad they built it, great place to go watch the sunset above Canon City.

 

Scarlet and Da'mit on Skyline Drive. Just behind the two rigs is a steep hundred foot drop off.
Dom and Scarlet on Skyline Drive.
We tried to see the Royal Gorge bridge, but a forest fire last year wiped out all of the park buildings. Acess to the bridge is closed, so we hiked a mile or so in from the southern entrance to at least see the bridge. Which we did. As proof, we pose on a ridge overlooking the bridge and gorge.
Dom left us in Salida, CO to return home. Thank you Dom for meeting us and showing us some great sights.
 
Now to attack Monarch Pass. For a 40 horse power sidecar rig, climbing up and over Monarch Pass is not an easy task. This will be the highest point in our trip.
But we made it. Was a long slow climb for us.

When stopped for gas in Montrose, Da'mit spotted this chrome horse atop a boulder and thought it was cool. So we posed next to it.

Made it Gunnison for the night. Tomorrow morning we do some bike maintenance before starting out.

Nite Da'mit

 

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