This morning we climbed the rest of the pass and navigated the beautiful and scenic drive South of Carbondale in the Elk Mountains. The roads are windy and scenic views abound around every corner. We stopped into Glenwood Springs to catch up on some work and resupply on groceries, it is Monday after all. We plopped down in a coffee shop and started cranking out some week-long neglected projects. We got a little concerned when we weren’t getting responses from coworkers on project questions and so on. It was only once one of our bosses responded telling us that she had family over and asking if we could wait until tomorrow did we realize that in the real-world, everyone else had a day off.
We finished up work, bought a couple of days worth of food and took off for the mountains. The section of i70 (the only interstate we plan on driving this Summer) is absolutely stunning and is well worth putting up with the traffic. We were only on for a few miles between Glenwood Springs and Dotsero, but it was a really good section of road that winds through a deep canyon carved away long ago for the railroad that still operates along the river.
We turned North onto Colorado River Rd. and immediately noticed a sign telling us that we would be without cell signal for 40 miles, perfect! Our campsite is just uphill from the Colorado River and is nestled on the banks of a peaceful creek. We should get a good night’s sleep tonight.