Friday, June 28, 2019

Home for a bit.

Made it home with no issues today.

One of the memorable things I encountered in the last couple of days was ranchers moving their herds on the highways of the Western Slope.

The last one I encountered resulted in the URRV's wheel wells and the trailer being coated with cow shit and piss.  The poor cows were very nervous, being out on the road, and spewed all over the road.

Even going slow, how else do you go by moving cows, the stuff got flung all over.


And yet, this type of traffic jam or "cow stau" for the Germans in the audience, is much preferable to the cager traffic jams in the I-25 corridor of Colorado's Front Slope.  The infrastructure is overwhelmed and it seems to be getting worse as more people move to the state.

I have to say, the Western Slope is looking very attractive to me right now.

Woke before 7AM, broke camp and was out of the BLM site and on the road by 8:45 AM.

Leaving BLM area south of Poncha Pass, CO

Got home around 12:30 PM.  Martha and Patrick were there to welcome me home and help unload the URRV.  I spent the first hour or so unpacking and doing the initial cleaning of the vehicles.

There was cow manure in the wheel wells, and on the fenders (mostly) and loading ramp of the trailer...even poor Yagi had some splatter.

Going to rest for a week or so, then Martha and I will head out again.

I re-acquainted myself with Scarlett, the 2014 Ural Patrol Sidecar Rig with a short ride to a sunset.

 Denver, the "baked" capital of the Stoner State


RichardM said...

The stoner state picture of Denver makes it look miserably hot and very post-apocalyptic. Any difference towing?

SonjaM said...

You had me crack up on the cow stau, Dom. I'm going to use this expression next time we encounter cattle on the road, which is quite often in our neck of the woods, including having the smelly residues on the tires and flung under the chassis.