Being the third part of an illustrated mope through the upper San Luis Valley (Part 1), then the upper Arkansas River Valley (Part 2). Will I make it to Colorado Springs by the end of this post?
|Electric mashed potatoes piling behind the ridge. This is how the worst of them start. We’re westbound on US 50, on our way out of Big Horn Sheep Canyon.|
Meanwhile, the clouds were building in the northeast. Right in that part of the northeast I’d be driving to. I cursed myself for leaving so late, and for taking this protracted route.
|At this point, I’m taking photos of the building clouds. I didn’t think to happysnap the prison or any of the other “attractions” in Cañon City.|
It was while I was in Cañon City, waiting at yet another stoplight, that I realized I had been on the road for over two hours. It took an awful long time before I finally got past the metro area and to CO 115 North.
|I’m at the top of the exit ramp, waiting to make my turn. This is the southern view. That’s one wicked looking plume coming off that band of clouds.|
|This what I will be driving into. Although Colorado Springs is well to the right in this photo, that's where those building clouds are going, too.|
NEXT: At long last.