Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Birthday Ride with my Sweetie up above the Angel Fire Ski Resort

A lazy day for the most part in terms of riding.  Work had to be done you see, before one could do fun stuff.

Martha and I headed out on Fiona after 3PM and wandered down to Black Lake to see what we could see, not much as it turned out.  The wind was blowing pretty hard too and with temperatures in the 50s, it really wasn't a lot of fun.

We returned to the Angel Fire area and decided to explore the ski resort.  It's a pretty small resort, when compared to such resorts as Aspen and Vail, but nice enough.

Martha had me drive down a roughly paved road leading away and up from the ski resort.  The road was called Camino Real or Royal Road and it would wind us up into the heights way above the ski resort, on the west side of Agua Fria Peak I think.

Sparsely settled with mountain homes secluded in the thick pine forest, there was much evidence of new construction as well.  The road turned to gravel and dirt soon after leaving the resort and we just chugged our way up, Fiona taking it all in stride by the way.







A few miles after the above picture, we came to what basically was the end of the road.  Had we had another Ural rig with us, we could have possibly continued onwards into what looked like the makings of more road but not today.

Fiona took us back down to the ski resort with no incidents and we stopped at a local restaurant for "Tapas Night" to celebrate my birthday.  The food was pretty good and after dinner we rode over to the local food market for some supplies, gas for Fiona and rode on home in the chilly darkness.

All in all, a good way to end a brief sojourn in the Angel Fire area.  We decamp tomorrow for the Great Sand Dunes Monument in Colorado.



9 comments:

RichardM said...

And the adventure continues. Really nice vistas...

SonjaM said...

What a nice way to celebrate your birthday, Dom. Best wishes! And it looks like the weather gods are still with you, too.

Andy & Laura said...

Happy Birthday Dom. Glad you and Martha could enjoy this trip together! The glamping world looks to suit both of you perfectly.

Arizona Harley Dude said...

That is living the Good Life, for sure. Happy Birthday!

Charlie6 said...

RichardM, thanks, the overlooks were not many, very thickly forested the mountain was and we never climbed above the tree line, still, very nice views.

Danke SonjaM, the weather gods were starting to hint it was time to move on...windy and turning colder at night.

Andy and Laura, thanks, glamping is sure providing more time together.

AZ HD, thanks very much.

motoventures said...

Happy Birthday Dom! Looks like a great way to celebrate with the loves of your life!

Charlie6 said...

Thank you motoventures for the birthday wishes, it was quite a nice day.

Trobairitz said...

Sounds like a great birthday except for the work before play part.

Charlie6 said...

Trobairitz, work is work...it is what it is...