Scarlett, my 2014 URAL Patrol Sidecar rig and I rode out of our home neighborhoods shortly before 9:00 and spend the next hour or so dodging church-goer traffic frantic to make what I must assume was the 9 O'Clock show at their church.
Once free of the metro area, I headed west into the foothills using Bear Creek Canyon Road out of Morrison, winding and climbing my way past the little mountain towns of Idledale, Kittredge (where I spotted a URAL rib parked by a restaurant; turned out to be Steve and his daughter out for breakfast).
After chatting with Steve for a bit, continued motoring on CO74 and ended up at Evergreen where I stayed on CO74 and headed north out of town towards the turn for Squaw Pass Road aka CO 103, the road that leads to CO5, the Mount Evans Road.
Mount Evans has been closed for the season, though I doubt its because of snow, more likely because a date on some bureaucrat's calendar in the CO DOT had been reached.
Very windy today, what Fall Colors I did find will not last much more as the winds had pretty much picked clean the Aspen Trees in the usual spots for pictures.
Mount Evans, snow-free as you can see.
one can "see forever" on a clear day.
Got to Echo Lake and found it swarming with cagers, so elected to not even stop and get a picture of the Mount Evans Peak before making a U-turn and starting back down the way I'd come on Squaw Pass Road.
but here's a spot for you.
I decided to ride down Old Squaw Pass Road for a change, found it to be bordered by many homes now although there were more groupings of Aspen trees to delight the eye with their Fall Colors.
I left Old Squaw Pass road soon after the above pictures, rejoining Squaw Pass Road which I took back to the town of Evergreen and basically retraced my route back towards the Denver Metro area.
Got home safely shortly before 2:00 PM after covering perhaps a bit over 120 miles or 200 Kilometers of rather meandering riding. It was close to 87F when I got home, a warm day indeed.
The snow, cannot come, soon enough.