Tuesday, September 26, 2017

RV Trip: Montrose - Day 4 Short ride to a Sunset

Days 4 was a long work day, being Monday, usually one of the the busier days of the regular work week.  Monday proved especially taxing as we dealt with issues that recurred on Tuesday; but thankfully for a shorter duration.

So, didn't get a chance to ride on Monday till near sunset so I simply headed down to the junction of US550 and Owl Creek Pass Road to capture views of nearby rock formations and the San Juan mountains visible from that location north of Ridgway, CO.

 View of Chimney Rock and Courthouse Mountain
from Owl Creek Pass Road

 Closer view of both rock formatiuons

 Looks like a great spot for pics of Whitehouse
Mountain doesn't it?  It's actually the entrance
to the town's waste transfer station.

 Parked along a bike path that is part of the
Dennis Weaver Park to the south, with a view
once again of Courthouse Mountain and Chimney Rock

Sunset came and went without much ado or color, so I packed things away and started riding back towards the campground.  As I rode up a slight rise along US550 I spotted pink/red wisps of clouds crowning the San Juan mountains.

Obviously, I had to stop and accidentally discovered another good location for future pics.

 Mt Sneffels on the right

Panos created using Photoshop

The last three shots were done AFTER the sun had set so by the time I was finished and back on the road, it had gotten quite dark.  

Luckily, no wild life was seen by me on the way home.  Being out here in "the country", not much in the way of artificial lights to illuminate one's way.


Trobairitz said...

Darn jobs getting in the way of riding. Such is life. You managed some great shots though.

redlegsrides said...

Where there's a will, there's a way Trobairitz....the San Juan peaks are hidden in thick clouds this afternoon, we'll see how my will does today.