Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Ridgway RV Trip: Telluride and Home

This post serves to wrap up the last three days of this RV trip.

Day Three kind of sucked, stuck doing work all day with only a short ride into town for fast internet access which proved slow.  Ridgway, at least for us, proved a bit "lacking" in fast Internet access.

Day Four was a lot better, there were still work crisis events but since we were in Telluride, their Internet access options were much faster than Ridgway's.

Martha wanted to check out Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride and it turns out to be right at the exit route for Bear Pass Road!  You can see the zig zag marks made by the one way road up the side of the mountain to the left of the falls picture below.


 I remember thinking the tub on Fiona looked a bit crooked
but chalked it off to just a weird angle induced by the camera.

Work done with, we exited Telluride around 4PM and rode under mostly clear skies back towards Ridgway, enjoying the sight of snow clad mountain peaks near the Dallas Divide.


 


The last day was spent driving back to Denver via US50 to Grand Junction and then jumping onto the I-70 Super Slab.  Took longer to get home this way unfortunately, due to road and tunnel maintenance operations in the Eisenhower Tunnel at the Continental Divide.

The day before, after we got back to the RV park from Telluride, I was tying down Fiona onto the trailer and saw this:


Yep, one of the four bolts that are threaded into the final drive's case had worked loose and fallen off!  Dammit.  Parts will be inbound soon, hopefully the threads inside the case are not damaged.

So, this evening, after putting away Uma the URRV, I headed out with Scarlett, my 2014 Ural Patrol (it's good to have a spare rig) to catch the sunset.



12 comments:

SonjaM said...

As tricky as it might be to find good wifi for work when needed, the reward of being somewhere that is not an office sounds very appealing to me.

I would have loved to get closer to the falls (did I mention that I am a big fan of waterfalls?).

Charlie6 said...

We did get a lot closer but it was a crowded parking lot where the Black Bear Pass road ended and I don't recall a good view of the falls from there.

Trobairitz said...

That sunset was a perfect way to end your trip.

Charlie6 said...

Yes Trobairitz, it didn't suck...

BMW HACKER said...

Great photos....Telluride was one of our favorite sidecar rides! We'll return some day.

David Masse said...

Dom you are blessed to live in proximity to such beautiful terrain. Thanks for sharing your brilliant photos.

Charlie6 said...

Thanks David Masse, Colorado is truly a scenic state....otherwise, I'd have to be creative like you. I can shoot photos OK, speaking and vlogging, not so much!

CCjon said...

Looks like you two had a nice however short 'getaway'.
What is the Ural saying...? Ah yes, "Loktite is your friend".

Keep the great sunset photos coming.

CCjon said...

Sounds like you two had a nice however short 'get-a-way'.

Keep the great sunset photos coming.

Charlie6 said...

Will do CCjon, will do.

Coop a.k.a. Coopdway said...

Dom, not that I need an incentive to return West, but your travels and CO photos are lovely reminders. Hoping to finally return in a couple of months. Thanks!!

Charlie6 said...

Let us know when you're in the state!