On the last day of a ride from Seattle, Washington to Boulder (July 1994), I left my camp on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park and climbed up
and over Trail Ridge Road. The top of Trail Ridge Road, the
highest continuous paved road in the US, is at 12,185 feet (3700
meters). I'd started about 7 AM and crested the summit at about
10AM. It was still calm and there were no clouds. In July
it is always windy, with deadly thunderstorms threatening to strike
every day by one or two PM. I ate lunch on the top and began my
descent. I stopped at this pull out near the top to get a
picture. The town of Estes Park is past the meadow in the center
and through the gorge, beyond the hill. I was home, in Boulder,
by three PM that afternoon. What a ride!! Ya Hoooo!!
Ah-ooooooooh! "I'm the king of the world!"
At the summit, 12,185 feet (3700m).
Scenes From the Road
Seattle to Boulder
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