Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Great American Road Trip - Day 13

We left Moab this morning and started working our way East, back into Colorado.

It was a bit of a relief to see the desert trailing off behind us as we started entering the Rockies.  The changing scenery continued to blow us away, and we loved seeing the mountains all around us...

...and driving through them!

Eventually we took a little turn off the highway, to take a trip up Mount Evans Scenic Biway.  Entering this area we were surrounded by forrest, and saw a little fox trotting by a house.  

Mount Evans is home to the highest paved highway in North America.  We drove around tight bends in the road (which did not have guard rails) up into the clouds and above the tree line.

We stopped driving at a little half way point and spotted some of these long horned sheep. 

Continuing up, we were starting to feel the air get thinner.  I was feeling slightly amazed that we had been driving for about an hour, and made it to the altitude that took me 4 days to get to on Mt. Kilimanjaro.  

Once at the top, we started spotting these fluffy white mountain goats.  

...Don't let the shorts fool 14,000 feet it was cold! There were little pockets of snow on the ground all around the mountain top. 

After a short visit at the top we continued on the road to head towards Denver.  We didn't have anything planned in Denver, so we parked the car and took a little walk around.  It was a nice city, which reminded me a lot of Toronto. 

After exploring, we headed to our hotel for the night.  We have a long driving day tomorrow

No comments:

Post a Comment