Tuesday August 15, 2017 Colorado
Driving North all day
We left the Ute Mountain Casino around 9:30 this morning and continued driving North through Colorado.
We started out on this nice paved road.
That soon climbed up into a forest, just the way we like it.
Discussing the route
We stopped here for a break and to discuss the route we’d try and take north.
We stopped here to determine which way we’re supposed to go, left it is.
Later in the day we drove down this graveled road for miles.
We had lunch at this reservoir.
Looking for a camp spot
Around 4 PM we started to look for a place to spend the night, but there were few side roads.
We drove up this road on a ridge and were thinking this would work nicely for the night when the wind came up. We continued on after about five minutes of that looking for a better camp site.
Spied a small side road
I spied a small side road off highway 141 a few miles down the road so we checked it out. It seemed to be a spot near a river so we got our chairs out.
Marty said he saw a bear across the river from us and sure enough, he did. It appeared we caught the bear going up along the river on it’s opposite bank.
We watched as the bear worked it’s way past us going up river.
But that wasn’t all
Marty says I think I see another bear up there too, maybe two.
We looked and finally saw this bear looking at us and not wanting to go by us like the other bear did.
After a number of minutes that bear started up the hill to go up and around us to catch up with the other bear.
That was exciting. We didn’t even have time to settle into camp and two bears go by.
Later Marty and I walked over to the river. It’s the San Miguel river in Colorado.
Looks like we are in here for the night.
Posted from Grant Colorado.
Well that would make moving on to the overnight spot worthwhile for you adventurers! Seeing a couple of bear at a distance, going the other way would be exciting! Nice photos of them too!