Salvaging Summer

Old Oct 13th, 2020, 09:11 AM
  #41  
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 10,275
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Melnq8, I really enjoyed your report and photos. The details of the highways and trails are great info for anyone planning a similar trip.

Many years ago I drove a car from OH to LA for friends who had moved to LA. I remember driving through the never ending flat lands of the mid-west and seeing the mountains appear in the distance. I thought of the settlers in Conestoga wagons and could not imagine how they made it further west. I drove to the top of Pikes Peak and my memory of Utah is pink. It was an interesting trip. No GPS or,internet and someone looking through the keyhole of my room in some cowboy town. You live in beautiful country. Thanks for bringing back some memories.
gomiki is offline  
Old Oct 16th, 2020, 01:00 PM
  #42  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 19,696
Received 83 Likes on 5 Posts
Thanks for reading gomiki!
Melnq8 is online now  
Old Oct 19th, 2020, 08:08 PM
  #43  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 5,306
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Nice report Mel! We've taken several short CO trips this summer. In early June, I needed to get away and we ended up in Steamboat at the HOMEWOOD SUITES lol. It was very quiet and far from full occupancy. A couple of friends headed to the same hotel a week after we returned and then followed by another couple we know so that must've been the start of their building toward a sold out season. On the way, we took the longer drive via Hwy 14 and over Cameron Pass. It was so green and beautiful with a bit of fresh snow, so it's heartbreaking thinking about the destruction from the Cameron Peak fire.

While we didn't experience crazy crowds in Steamboat, Ouray in August was a completely different story. I couldn't wait to leave and was told our hotel had been sold out all summer and into the fall which was not normal. It has been such an odd summer. It's funny that you mention Hesperus, as we stayed there for a couple of nights and it was nice being away from crowds, relaxing and enjoying the views of the La Plata mountains.

Anyway, thanks for your report. Even though we've kept pretty busy, the covid summer feels like a blur so I appreciate reading about your adventures and reminding me of ours.





wtm003 is online now  
Old Oct 20th, 2020, 06:50 AM
  #44  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 19,696
Received 83 Likes on 5 Posts
Thanks, wtm003.

The summer has definitely been a blur. Heck, the past seven months has been.

You certainly timed your drive over Cameron Pass well. All these fires...I just wish it would snow!

Melnq8 is online now  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
cathy
United States
8
Nov 27th, 2002 06:20 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -