This one was a little exceptional to say the least.
The terrain got rougher.
Until it was really rough and very rocky.
Before choosing this route, I-70, I asked around. Some said it was tough but beautiful. Beautiful does not do it justice. This was the most amazing few hundred miles we had seen since driving to Alaska. But the terrain is much worse than the Canadian Rockies or the Yukon or Alaska.
On this trip I smelled our brakes ont he motor home for the first time. I would not dirve this route without exhaust brakes. Ours probably saved our bacon. Here we enter the Eisenhower Tunnel. It is punched through a mile and a half of rock. Funny on this side the sun was shining.
And on the other side it was raining. I knew there was reason to worry when I saw so many runaway truck ramps.
But the drive was terrific. There were times you felt like you could touch the rock (of course you could not, but they seemed that close.)
I have known only one guy who has skiied Vale and that is Tuck. This is the first time I have ever seen the place.
Now this trip produced 114 pictures. It is hard to select 15 of those. But I cannot believe they are this many folk who can afford to Ski Vail. There must have been a thousand of these Ski Resorts.
More resorts and you can see the ski slopes in the back ground, of course they are green this time of the year.
More beauty and more fun. This road was cut following the Eagle river. Most of this rock openings for the road are naturally carved by God's handiwork using water.
Here is a bridge crossing the Eagle and into a tunnel. I believe we went thru five tunnels in the few hundred miles.
Once I asked, "Hey Honey what happened to the East bound road. I see the rail road track." As youcan see below, it was below me, and just now comes out so youcan see it, running lower along side the EAgle River.
The Eagle joins the Colorado river and the road continues on thru to the flat lands West of the Rockies, We made it safe along with millions of others that travel this route. We will not do it again, but both of us are glad we took I-70 thru the Rockies.