Colorado Road Trip (13 photos)

(For my last blogpost re. Fukushima, see here.  For the latest on that mess, see here.)

About a week ago, I drove from Southern to Northern Colorado. This time I took a route I hadn’t taken before, over treacherous mountain roads in the middle of winter.  My car’s 4WD came in handy to get me out of having slipped completely off the road in one place (Whoa!  So lucky I missed that pole and that it wasn’t at a cliff!), but all-in-all the folks keeping the roads clear had done an excellent job.  Even the passes above 10,000 feet weren’t too bad.   Here’s a few photos I took along the way during those two days:

heading towards Silverton from Durango Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven - All Rights Reserved.

heading towards Silverton from Durango
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... Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven - All Rights Reserved.

Approaching Silverton, Colorado from the south
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Picturesque Silverton, Colorado, between two passes over 10,000 feet is very quiet in winter….
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I understand why there wasn’t much traffic…  ;-)  
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... Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven - All Rights Reserved.

Entering picturesque Ouray, Colorado (with large hot springs pool at the other end of town), the plow caught up with me.  Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven – All Rights Reserved.

Looking south towards the San Juan Mountains from near Montrose, Colorado. Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven - All Rights Reserved.

Looking south towards the San Juan Mountains & Wilderness from near Montrose, Colorado.
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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven - All Rights Reserved.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado
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Colorado National Monument, Colorado Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven - All Rights Reserved.

Colorado National Monument, Colorado
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Colorado National Monument, Colorado Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven - All

Colorado National Monument, Colorado
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Colorado National Monument, Colorado Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven - All

Colorado National Monument, Colorado
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Remote North-Eastern Colorado, on highway 139 North
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Douglas Pass Road (highway 139, Colorado)
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Although mountains belong to the nation,
mountains belong to people who love them.

— Zen Master Dōgen

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