Thursday, August 24, 2012
This was just a driving day for us. While on the road, I did get some photos managed, a few blog posts ready to publish, a couple of FB status updates, and read my e-mails...all while photographing the beautiful Colorado countryside. It rained occasionally but that didn't bother us a bit. We drove down to Denver to access I-70 and headed west. These were all taken between Denver and Steamboat Springs.
An old abandoned mine along I-70.
Approaching the Eisenhower Tunnel about 50 miles west of Denver.
The tunnel, under Loveland Pass, is 1.7 miles long. It is the longest mountain tunnel and at 11,158 feet the highest point on the Interstate system.
Approaching the town of Dillon in the valley below.
At Dillon we had turned north onto Hwy 9.
The Blue River meandered along with us for quite a while.
The shoreline of Green Mountain Reservoir clearly shows the effects of this year's drought.
Hey Montana...how's this for big sky?
We crossed the Colorado River just before entering the town of Kremmling where we stopped and had lunch in the RV. From here we took Hwy 40 on to Steamboat.
Isn't this a beautiful shot of the Wolford Mountain Reservoir...such a glorious day!
Can you see why this is called Rabbit Ears Peak?
After crossing Rabbit Ears Pass, we quickly came to Steamboat Springs.
We were looking forward to spending a couple of days here since Rich has never skied this mountain or visited this place.
Lovin' Life ~~ Even Travel Days