|Very pretty Airstream.|
I got up and prepared for the day. We got the car packed and poured granola for the road.
and then headed up over the pass (I thinks we saw Mt. Sneffels according to the direction Back Country Navigator said it was. Or we were looking at a very pretty mountain in front of it),
|Mt. Sneffles? Maybe?|
|There appears to have been quite a bit of mining in this area. Iron, I think.|
|That's what makes me think iron. The river though this mountains as red as well.|
We drove toward Durango, checking the road conditions as we went. The roads were snowed all around Colorado Springs. We had a plan to avoid La Veta Pass by going out of our way up 285 to 50. We would stop in Durango to run our plan by a local who knew the roads.
|He's sleeping, sitting up! Really!|
The ladies at the visitor center weren’t aware that there was snow anywhere. After they pulled up the CDOT map, they disagreed on whether to stay on the highway believing the snow would melt off the passes and the main roads would be better tended to, or take the smaller roads around the pass. We filled water bottles and checked the sale rack at the gear store on the corner and hit the road.
|Chimney rock and Courthouse Mountain. I only know that because Jake told me. :)|
I felt like there was much less to scrub off for this shower compared to the last one, but I had been almost as long without on this time. Maybe the post shower lotion last time helped.