Sunday, December 29, 2013

And the Snow Doesn't Melt -- 9/29/2013 -- Day 142

Are we ready for more gorgeous scenery?  Sure, we are!

We leave Fruita to spend a good part of the day in the mountains and valleys of Colorado before arriving in New Mexico.

Near Ridgeway CO

Wright Opera House, Ouray CO

From Ouray,  a sharp rise even higher....

How deep does the snow get?  

The interpretative panel tells us the elevation at Red Mountain Pass is 11,018, with Uncompahgre National Forest behind us and San Juan National Forest ahead.  Gold ore wagons first crossed here in 1878.  

Willie at Red Mt. Pass Between Ouray and Silverton

Summer is almost over, and the snow will not have time to melt....

Willie of Willie's Tug,
   and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
   Sunday, September 29, 2013


  1. Boy we love that country! While on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona for 5 years, we traveled to CO. many, many times in our trailer!

    1. Awesome country. Some years ago we took a Jeep trip with another couple down a 'Jeep road.' I will have to tell you how harrowing it was! I'll take 12 ft seas on the Strait of Georgia!

  2. Oh I hear you about those jeep trips. We did that for 5 years on the reservation, where there were just little trails on the edge of mile high mesas. We were young and rather foolish back in the early 70's!

    1. Ah, yes! You have been there! We were not so young, and two of us (ladies) were scared to death! What if we had met another vehicle on some of those washed out places? Who would back up for miles. Give me those 12 ft seas.