373 more miles on the XJ today as we made our way back to Colorful Colorado:
Another 186 windy miles covered today:
I’ll start this post with the preface of ‘This is one of those days that pictures don’t do it justice’. We stumbled through quite a few ‘pretty’ things while putting another 256 miles on the XJ on our way up to the Capitol Reef area Travel:
Another hot day out here, which found us putting another 154 miles on the ole XJ today. So far the silly thing is ticking happily along, but the lack of A/C in the thing makes for some warm times while riding around (I swear that we’ve managed to melt our shoes a little bit from the heat coming off the floor!). I’ve put over another 200 photos in that top link from today’s adventures. Daily Travel:
Dumped another 200 photos in that top link… I forget how awesome the weather is here. This mornings Temp was 46°F and I was comfortable in shorts and a T shirt. This afternoon was in the upper 80’s and again, completely comfortable. I could get used to this! Looking out from our hotel room, we see this:
We’re making the trek out west again this year. Going as far west as Moab, then back through CO on the way back home. You folks seemed to enjoy the past posts on our trips (and I like reading about other peoples trips) so follow along if you’d like!
Today we grabbed a rental car as we had planned on heading up to Canada to look around Waterton. The wife was worried that customs might not care for the truck too much, so whatever. It didn’t hurt that the econo box we rented pulled off 40 mpg, which is a bit better than the 15 ish I’ve been getting with the truck. So we covered 200 miles today: Our first stop of the day had us going back into…
Today was a day of our longest (well, steepest anyway) hike. That being, the hike to Grinnell Glacier off of Many Glaciers Road. Daily Travel: Cruising into the park: We did wind up cheating a little bit on the hike. You can either walk the extra distance around the lakes, or you can take a couple of boat rides to get to the trail head. Since we knew our hike was 4.2 miles each way (and 1,569ft of elevation gain)…