Saturday, August 8, 2009

Summer 2009 tour - day 7 - 420 km

Cortez to Four Corners monument, then up to Montrose.

Four Corners was hot and windy (well what did we expect?!) in the middle of high desert. Lots more cliffs that I'm asking myself whether there are cliff dwellings there too???

Lots of high desert, and only a few miles away, irrigation makes farming happen again - hay, wheat, barley, potatoes.

Scenic byway and San Juan Skyway (also known as Million Dollar Highway) to Montrose. Mostly between 7,500 - 9,000 ft but 10,240 ft at Lizard's Head Pass. Amazing how different the peaks are even in one area.

Today's songs accompanying viewing magnificent sights: "I Can See For Miles" (The Who) and "Make A Memory" (Bon Jovi).

Bonus feature for today ... the Best Western in Montrose has a ... BIKE WASH station! Hose, buckets, Zip Wash, microfibre towels. Heaven!


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