The Rockies were uncharacteristically hazy today, so I couldn’t get any clear pics. This is the fence that runs along Route 160 on the West side of Wolfe Creek Pass. Temps were warm, between 60-80, but there was a stiff wind coming from the Southwest. Linda Lu did fine. The bag-on-the-fender hack held up.
The friendly folks at the White Eagle Inn in Cortez, Colorado warned me to stay away from Monument Valley. The big wind swept a lot of dust onto the road, and it’s deep in some spots. I rode through a dust storm just South of the Great Sand Dunes National Monument a few years ago. Not a lot of fun. Neither is fishtailing on a road covered in several inches of dust. So I’ll stick to Northern Arizona.
Here’s another pic of the San Juans. I tried removing the telephone pole from the picture, but it was too heavy and stuck too deep in the ground.
Total distance: 380 miles. Elapsed time, including stops to eat and chat with the locals: 9 hours.