Stiff and I made plans to head up to Mt. Evans. The morning of, I got nervous, my area had a massive cloud and I worried that visibility from the top would be horrible...and did they get snow from the rain the night before? But as we drove west on i-70 it started to clear up. When we got to the pay booth the attendant informed us that the road to the top was open....but it was 'snowpacked' and icy after mile 6. Since we got there around 11:30, I was hoping that the afternoon sun melted the snow but was happy Stiff was driving just in case.
The ride up was pretty.
|Echo Lake, 10,600 feet|
|Summit Lake, 13,00 feet|
|A few from the top|
|winding road....there are NO guard rails|
|My first Mountain Goat sighting|
|It's Autumn! Down at the beginning of the highway|
I am so happy I finally got up here. And it was free for me because I have the National Park Pass, so I saved $10. It was such a perfect day. The timing of everything, the weather, the company...I had such a great day.