Two Bears On the Way North in Colorado

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.ROAD1

 

That soon climbed up into a forest, just the way we like it.RAOD2

 

Discussing the route

We stopped here for a break and to discuss the route we’d try and take north.LUNCH

 

We stopped here to determine which way we’re supposed to go, left it is.road3

 

Later in the day we drove down this graveled road for miles.road4

 

Lunch time

We had lunch at this reservoir.lunch5

 

That was this reservoir.sign5

 

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.camp1

 

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.camp

 

Bears

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.bear

 

We watched as the bear worked it’s way past us going up river.bear1

 

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.bear2

 

After a number of minutes that bear started up the hill to go up and around us to catch up with the other bear.bear3

 

That was exciting. We didn’t even have time to settle into camp and two bears go by.

The river

Later Marty and I walked over to the river. It’s the San Miguel river in Colorado.river

 

Looks like we are in here for the night.

Nice day.

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1 Response to Two Bears On the Way North in Colorado

  1. Patsy Irene says:

    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!

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