2013-07 GDRx2

The Great Divide Route (x2)

Motorcycling Adventure #13

20 days, 4,756 miles, Jul 2013

Ray Jardine

Day 5 2013-07-05 page 5 of 21

Day's Riding: Colorado Springs to Campsite 5 mi NW of Radium, 203 mi.

Day 5: Colorado

The ranch where I grew up.

They have sub-divided the acreage and made a public road though the place. This is one of the fields I farmed, planting and harvesting oats.

The old hay rake was part of my grandfather's farming inventory. I used it a lot.

Back on the GDR, en route to Como.

Coming off Boreas heading to Breckenridge, The Ten Mile range.

The Gore range, coming out of Silverthorn. I spent the summer of 1974 up there instructing wilderness courses.

Interesting rock formation en route to Radium, CO.

People fishing in the Colorado River on the outskirts of Radium.

A weed is just a weed, until you give it a closer look.

Late in the day, I make another stop to look at the flowers.

Fleabane. I took over 2,500 photos on this trip, using a small point-and-shoot, and every now and then I get something good.


A curious sight at my camp. I recently got this message from someone in the UK "Okay so I know this is an off the page question, but you have hiked so many places and remotely as well so what I want to know from you is this: Have you at any time ever seen a sasquatch (bigfoot) or heard ape like noises." I can't crack a joke on my website without someone taking me seriously; so I won't comment on this, other than to say that bigfoot is well known for sticking trees in the ground upside down.

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