Saturday, May 25, 2013

Rocky Mountain High

Friday started out with a Kundalini Yoga class with Diane at Asana Yoga Studios in Arvada, CO.  Geee … I wonder if I could look up yoga classes in the places we travel thru?  It felt SO good!

When I got home, Jim and I looked out at the sparkling sunshine and agreed that we could not sit inside at the computers.  So, we took off for the mountains.  The road to Mt. Evans is listed as the #1 or #2 thing to do in Colorado.  It goes all the way up to 14,265 feet above sea level.  It is the highest paved road in North America. 

We started out from Golden and got on to I-70.  We came around one turn and the stunning view of snow covered Rockies truly took our breath away.

On I-70 headed west
On I-70 headed west

Wow!  Rocky mountains appearing on I-70 west of Denver.  Breathtaking
Wow! Rocky mountains appearing on I-70 west of Denver. Breathtaking

 

Unfortunately, the road up the last stretch on Mt. Evans had not been cleared of snow yet.  It was closed.  We got to Echo Lake at 10,600.  It was still partially ice covered … kind of slushy.

Lake 'slushy' at 10,600 feet up in the Rocky Mountains
Lake 'slushy' at 10,600 feet up in the Rocky Mountains

 

Our intended destination: Mt. Evans
Our intended destination: Mt. Evans

 

But, the main road continued on and kept rising.  We saw one sign for 11,700 – I think that was the highest.  What spectacular views!

 

Rocky Mountains
Rocky Mountains

 

Looking down on the Mile High city.
Looking down on the Mile High city.

 

We came out of the mountains and could look east and down on the Mile High city of Denver.  Then we took another scenic detour on Lookout Mountain, just above Golden.  They had a nature preserve and a nice trail.

Deer!
Deer!

 

Peek a Boo
Peek a Boo

 

Driving Lookout Mountain
Driving Lookout Mountain

 

From Lookout mountain, looking north, Golden at the right.
From Lookout mountain, looking north, Golden at the right.

 

Lookout Mountain road!
Lookout Mountain road!

 

Rocky Mountain High
Rocky Mountain High

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful images! Thank you!