The Adventures of Adrian and Heinz Ulm in USA

Colorado Colorado  (Please scroll down otherwise you won't see the pictures ! )
Rocky Mount. Wild Basin Trail
Phoenix Gold Mine
Mesa Verde Nat. Park Ghost Towns Ocean Journey
Garden of the Gods Manitou Springs Grand Mesa Ouray Bear Creek Valley
Picketwire Canyon Fall River Road Trail Ridge Road Centennial Village Bent's Old Fort
Sand Dunes Nat. Monument Royal Gorge Guanella Pass St.Mary's Glacier Fossil Beds
Upper Shelf Road Kenosha Pass South of

New Mexico
South Dakota



Guanella Pass Colorado Guanella Pass Road / Georgetown
It is mid january. Leaving Denver in T-Shirt and sandals. It's really warm.
I'm driving approx. 1 hour westwards via I-470 and a snowfree Highway 285  
through the Front Range until Grant.
Then a right turn on Forest Road 381, a mostly unpaved road with washouts,
rocky and potholes. The road is filled with snow and icy.
What a difference. Right after the first curve I have to stop.
A large tree had fallen on the road and needs to be removed.
The next 2 hours I don't see any other human beings.
The road conditions get worse the higher I get and require
the 4-weel-drive setting.
It takes me past alpine lakes, trailheads and recreation areas finally
above timberline.
It is so windy that my GMC Jimmy swings like a ship in heavy sea.
Of course now I wear warm cloth and stabil hiking shoes.
Another steep slope to the pass above 11,000 ft for an eye-popping view
of the west side of Mt. Evans.
Several 13'ers and 14'ers around me: Mt. Evans 14,250 ft, Mt. Bierstadt 14,060 ft. ,
Argentine Peak 13,730 ft. ans Square Top Mtn. 3,800 ft.
Deep winter.
guanella pass colorado diarama
Spectacular scenery and a spectacular storm !
guanella pass colorado diarama
I can't hold the camera still. I get stuck in snow.
Great to have a 4-wheel-drive. Continue driving north-wards down steep
montain slopes towards Georgetown.
clear lake nearby georgetown colorado
(Clear Lake about halfways down)

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