Aug 30 - Sept 6
Start in Steamboat Springs. Some nice valley riding up until
Winter Park where we stopped for some ripp'n Alpie Slide action.
and over Berthoud Pass Down from B.Pass is a long train of RV's -
no use in trying to pass. A short jump west on I-70 to Georgetown
where we saw a Roadway? double trailer semi coming down the hill (east
Denver) with a great deal of smoke. As it passed we noticed a
fire. It was on the other side of the truck so we had a nice view
of the inside of the wheel - a continuous ring of fire. From
Georgetown we headed south and up to Guanella Pass. Next time
I'll skip the route. The view atop was fine but the road getting
there and down was terrible - rocky, washboard, large potholes, ugh,
not fun. I'm happy to get off of it w/o a flat tire. Back
down into a nice valley - with another long string of vehicles (this
time heading the other way!!) heading back to
the cities. A quick jaunt to Breckenridge (trying to catch
Slide - 15 minutes too late - closed) for dinner then over to Leadville
Heading south from Steamboat Springs
Canyon with river and R.R. tracks. East of Kremmling.
West Portal, Moffat Tunnel
The 6.2 mile long tunnel connects between Denver and Salt Lake City
Viewed the alpine slide ski lift at Winter Park
They knew I was coming?
Waiting line for the slide.
Blue and orange sleds hanging on the rack
View from the waiting line at the Winter Park Alpine Slide.
Green carpet of pine trees then the tree line above where trees grow.
What, and miss the rest of the ride??
Sitt'n on a sled, waiting for the person ahead to process some slide.
Push the red handle forward to go faster (deploy wheels), release to
pull back for brakes.
Alpine slide at Winter Park
It's a bit long but a lot of fun
MPG, 9.7 MB, 1 min 22 sec
Heading up to Berthoud Pass
Stopping for some pictures on the way down from Berthoud Pass
Heading up to Guanella Pass south of Georgetown.
A single boat & fisher in a nice reservoir on a sunny day.
Road from hell - and this was a smooth part
The Sawtooth (left), Mt. Bierstadt 14,060 feet (right)
Looking north. Georgetown & I-70 are down there somewhere.
Road in the distance is the same one
A few more rocks please . . .
Asphalt. Smooth, smooth asphalt
Heading north to Breckenridge