2013-07 GDRx2

The Great Divide Route (x2)

Motorcycling Adventure #13

20 days, 4,756 miles, Jul 2013

Ray Jardine

Day 19 2013-07-19 page 19 of 21

Day's Riding: Silverthorne to Montrose, 276 mi.

Day 19: Colorado

Silverthorne at sunrise after a night of rain.

Climbing to Boreas Pass.

Boreas Pass

The old Como Depot under a steely sky.

Hartsel

The route turned into mud about half-way between Hartsel and Salida. I stuck with it for a while, but began to realize that the upcoming creek crossing might be too much. So I finally turned around.

So much for the knobbies.


With much more rain in the forecast, I know that my GDR ride is finished. These roads are well known for being unrideable when wet. So I will have to take the slab from here. But that's not such a bad thing - there's still lot of pretty riding ahead. And with that in mind, I think I'll head for the million dollar highway.

Mt Princeton, 14,197 ft. and the outskirts of Buena Vista.

Mt Yale, Columbia, and Harvard, all fourteeners.

Looking more South, Mt. Antero and Mt. Ouray and I can see that Marshall Pass is getting soaked.


Finishing the day at Montrose

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