Another random roadside scenery to help pass the time
(US 40, east of Park City)
(To be fair, there's occasionally interesting scenery part of the way)
Last edited by abc; Apr 1, 2017 at 10:05 AM.
Last edited by abc; Apr 1, 2017 at 8:43 PM.
I always prefer 50 past Fallon and through Ely. Its even more remote than 80 but overall a bit faster if going directly to Colorado vs stopping in SLC. I love driving long stretches of empty road
What an awesome trip!
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- Aspen had extended their season for one more week. Both my friend and I had Mountain Collective pass we hadn't found time to use at Aspen yet. With Summit county mountains having ho-hum conditions, my friend was in the mood for a mini-vacation: 3 hrs away from home base, overnight at Aspen at a time when we can get cheap lodging, plus a couple of "side activities" along the way.
Sunday (4/16), Cycling the Glenwood Canyon bike path at 70 degree sunshine while watching brave kayaker tackle the (must still be very chilly) white water in that stretch of the Colorado River.
30 mile round trip (mostly flat) for a first bike ride of the season. Feeling totally invigorated, and awaken my hibernating cycling interest!
Monday (4/17) Aspen Mountain: Blue bird day. Surfing cream cheese smooth groomers and soft bumps, with only one episode of getting stuck in a slope with inadequate cover.
We must be the only out of town tourists there! Everyone we met on the chair/gondola/slope were locals. It's also evident from how proficient the skiing of everyone on the slope.
A quiet picnic at the deck of Ruthie's (closed for the season). Having the gorgeous Aspen Mountain pretty much to ourselves.
Beer at Harp Culture to top the day.
Tuesday (4/18 ) Grand Junction: Biking the 20 mile "Wine and Orchard" loop at Grand Junction. Unfortunately, most of the wine tasting rooms were not yet open (or perhaps due to it being on a weekday?). So we had a good ride without the interference of alcohol.
Vineyards and orchards:
The unspent time we allocated for wine tasting was instead used for a stop at a Mexican Tamale factory for some freshly made Tamales, which was then followed by ice cream at the Graff Dairy.
On our drive back, we stopped at the Iron Mountain Hot Spring (near Glenwood Spring) for a relaxing soak while watching the sunset behind the mountains.
( sorry, I can't seem to be able to delete the sideway picture, or any of the other pictures already uploaded. So I am maxed out on the five picture per post limit. The best picture which I save till last didn't make it)
Last edited by abc; Apr 21, 2017 at 12:47 AM.
ABC, I'm enjoying the cycling and other non-ski pictures. Would love to ride that Glenwood Canyon bike trail, spectacular piece of highway engineering. I made the roundtrip drive from Virginia to Lake Tahoe with stops in CO, UT and WY in 2015 and drove many of the same routes you took. Route 40 from Park City to Glenwood Springs is a very remote drive through ranch lands and canyon country. The kind remoteness where you can't get any stations on the car radio at times Those long desert drives make you appreciate the beauty of the mtns even more.
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If you take what the mountain gives you, you will always have fun!
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