Wednesday August 16, 2017 Grand Junction Colorado
Highway 141 Scenic byway below Grand Junction Colorado
We broke camp around ten this morning and headed up this road highway 141, a scenic byway.
On the way we saw another small bear getting into some garbage by a roadside rest area, but it moved away too fast to get any photos of it. It looked like it might have been a cub out on it’s own.
Lots of red rock
It wasn’t long before the road turned real scenic.
The pictures don’t do this scenic road justice.
We traveled a couple hours on this type of road with all the red rock.
This was one of the most scenic roads I’ve ever been on and it ranks up there with the best.
Eventually it opened into this valley and was still real scenic.
Stopped for a break
We stopped at this roadside rest stop for a break for about a half hour.
We continued on up this valley just below Grand Junction.
We stopped at Grand Junction for gas and to do some shopping. The guys had lunch there too and I posted yesterdays blog while they ate.
Some freeway driving
We got back on the road which was now a freeway, 70 East which we took for about fifty miles before turning off it to a secondary road.
Finding a camp for the night
I think we were on highway 13 heading north when Marty turned onto this road looking for a campsite for the night around 4 PM.
We didn’t have to go far when we found this spot up in the hills for the night.
We settled in here. Seems like a good spot. Low bugs and peaceful. We were beat from driving so we sat around a lot until we rested up and got dinner going.
Nice spot and nice day.
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