Over the HUMP!
I am only covering a small part of Colorado. Normally going across country we turn north at Denver and avoid the tough Rockies. Once we decided to bite the bullet and take the Motor home over the Rockies. There are always the nay-sayers: There are times diesel engines don’t work well in high altitudes. Etc. We are glad we took a new route. The views were fantastic and the grades were handled by our diesel very well.
We have driven in the Appalachians, but the Rockies have what they call the fourteeners. The Rockies are a part of 3000 miles of mts. Alaska to Mexico. The centerpieces are the peaks over 14,000 feet, or "Fourteeners", as they are affectionately referred to by climbers. There are 52 Fourteeners in Colorado. The tallest Mt. East of the Rockies is Mt Mitchel 6,684, and in our home state of NC. You can see the altitude difference: 14,000+ and 6.684.
Climbing the Rockies:
(cleared areas are winter Skiing Trails)
MY MOST favorite PLACE, THE ROCK SIDED GORGE FOR MILES!
This was my most favorite drive in the lower 48!
Next entry a change of plans!
Maybe four rear tires are a little much!