Dinosaur, May '09
My daughter gave me a book on Dinosaur Nat'l Monument a couple of
years ago, so the seed was planted....
I wanted a trip where we could say "This is what Syncro
Westies were made for."
I laid out a week-long trip circumnavigating Dinosaur NM
counterclockwise. The plan: Maybell, Colorado, to Maybell.
[Maybell holds the record for the coldest temp in Colorado:
-61 degrees F on February 1, 1982.]
The start was just one of my usual trip starts--it was snowing at the tunnel
At least it was melting on the road. On the W side of the
tunnel, things looked better. Here's Buffalo Peak
On the Colorado's west slope, all the fruit trees were in full bloom. Here's
an old apple orchard just N of Rifle
Just to the west is the Roan Plateau--where everybody is fighting
over drilling for gas vs protecting the wildlife and wilderness. I
just know there is a Syncro trip up there!