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Sep 11, 2018 - Exploring Montrose

Tuesday, September 11: Exploring Montrose Weather: high 50sF and partly sunny in the morning, warming to high 80s with light breezes in the afternoon Route: Montrose KOA → Montrose Visitor Center → Riverbottom Water Park → City Market → Montrose KOA Highlights: - The tent area was more quiet than expected last night although the 2 motorcycle fellows from Pennsylvania complained that the whispering in the “dog” tent between them and us annoyed him. We didn’t hear anything. - Hubby let me sleep in until 7:00 this morning, since we didn’t have...

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Sep 10, 2018 - Ute Indian Cultural Museum

Monday, September 10: Black Canyon of the Gunnison N.P. → Montrose KOA Weather: low 50sF with a chilly breeze, warming to high 70s in Montrose and strong gusty winds Route: Park Road → US-50 → Cedar Ave → Montrose KOA Highlights: - There was no rain or dew last night and it was a little warmer than the previous two nights. The campground was very quiet. - We wore gloves to prepare and eat our hot breakfast. The water seemed to take forever to boil at this altitude (8320') with the cool temperature and the wind. Hubby found his headlamp when...

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Jun 4, 2018 - Creede to Montrose

Creede to Montrose Day 9—Monday June 4, 2018 It was foggy when we woke up Monday morning; fortunately it had burned off by the time we were ready to leave (10:20 am). Our destination was Black Canyon National Park Campground (157 miles). The route on Colorado149 followed the Rio Grande River for about 25 miles; when the river turned west we climbed Spring Creek Pass (10,889 ft), then Slumgullion Pass (11,530 ft); both easy to climb from the south. Going down Slumgullion to Lake City is another matter with 7-9% grades (our new truck did...

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Jun 1, 2017 - Centennial RV Park

/// Thursday - June 1st A Travel Day: Not that we were anxious to get out of here anything but as usual Nancy was ready to travel. We departed the Blue Mountain RV Park at 8:00 A.M. Our route today would take us north through Moab to I-70 and east to Grand Junction, CO. I had considered cutting over the mountains but after consulting the GPS on route options I decided that saving 70 miles in distance was not worth just 45 minutes in travel time. The scenery was nothing special but the road conditions and weather were okay. Passing through...

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Nov 10, 2016 - Montrose CO

Tuesday’s drive from Moab to our next home for 2 nights was pretty easy; 30 miles back north on Hwy 191 to I-70 then east to Hwy 50 and southeast into Montrose, Colorado. Well, it was pretty easy from the driver’s seat but I was in the passenger seat for most of it where it was a bit more stressful. Yep, my flight attendant took over the piloting duties just after we got on I-70 and it was a happily uneventful flight. No dings, no screams, no tears – from either of us. She did a great job and once I learn to relax a little bit I may be...

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Sep 30, 2016 - Leaving Colorado

Sep 30, 2015: We left the Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP this morning and drove rt 50 east and then south on 160 to Great Sands Dune NP. The traffic was light, the sky was a pretty blue, and the scenery was spectacular. Nearing the Sand Dunes we starting seeing fields of dead plants and then saw the potato barns and realized this was a potato farming area. We turned toward the Sand dunes and got to see them harvesting the potatoes. It was strange to see all the sand at the Dunes at the base of the mountains. Very interesting how they came...

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Trip West 2016

Sep 29, 2016 - Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP

Sep 29, 2016: We drove from Cortez to Montrose, CO this morning thru the canyon that runs from Cortez along the Deloris River. It was a beautiful drive as the Aspen Trees were yellow and waving. There was snow on the high peaks and the only thing that could have been better was if the sun had been shining. There was very little traffic so it gave a person a chance to look around and to stop and take a picture or two. The Black Canyon of the Gunnison is an amazing place. The canyon so deep the Empire State Building would only extend half-way...

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Trip West 2016

Aug 9, 2016 - Enjoying Montrose

We have been in Montrose, Colorado for a week and have used it as a base to explore the area. While here, Art turned 64…only one more year before he becomes eligible for Medicare! After nine years, our truck mileage rolled over to 100,000 miles. Everything is getting older except for me, of course.  We took a drive to the south section of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park which is only 15 miles from Montrose. This park is primarily a “driving” park – lots of pullouts and scenic overlooks. We were here back in 2010 and the views...

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Jul 22, 2016 - Montrose CO

July 22 Moved up the highway 35 miles to Montrose a couple of days ago. Montrose is near the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Yesterday we went to get some things in town then a short exploration of the park. It was overcast so conditions for photos were not that great. Today it was partly cloudy so the conditions were much better. We packed a lunch and were off to the park again. The Arkansas River is about 1700 feet below the rim. In a few million years, this could be another Grand Canyon. Cody had a great time looking at...

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May 27, 2016 - Silverton to Montrose

Day 8: 25 May – Wednesday We left Silverton Wednesday after staying two nights, rather than four nights. Brian started a course of antibiotic for lung infection last night. Lack of rest (wet floor); cold temperatures (27 degree mornings, 40 degree afternoons, and stiff winds outside) at high altitude (9265 ft) have been too much for his asthma which was further aggravated by dust from the wet/dry vacuum he used to remove excess water from the carpet. We had clear weather as we pulled out at 10:30 am. It’s only 60 miles from Silverton to our...

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Oct 5, 2015 - Movin' on to Montrose

We had an easy drive today, a scant 60 miles and no big mountain passes to conquer. We made a couple of stops just so we wouldn't get to the campground in Montrose too early. We checked in and the site was so unlevel, we went to the office and got assigned a different site so we could level the coach without having the wheels off the ground. We hung out for the afternoon and went to dinner at Ted Nelson's Steakhouse, fabulous meal. There's rain in the forecast for tomorrow so we're planning a down day. Foxy needs a shower and I have some...

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Summer 2015 & Beyond

Aug 4, 2015 - WOW!!!

PHOTOS POSTED BUT - THEY DON'T DO IT JUSTICE!! Tuesday We hooked up and headed out early this morning. We had to swing by Transwest to take care of paperwork then headed south on Route 50. The weather was great – again, albeit a bit on the warm side. The 80 miles to our campground (Centennial RV Park) south of Montrose went fine. Much of the road is 4 lane and very good, save some rolling bumps which were not a problem. We gained about 1,000’ in elevation as Montrose is 5,600’. The trip was unremarkable save the fields of sweet corn in...

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