Telluride | 07.2016
This past July Randall, Trey, and myself planned a road trip to Telluride, CO for 5 days.
Before heading up there we had a general idea as to what we wanted to do:
- Go four wheeling
- Climb Via Feratta
- Explore the town of Telluride
- Fly Fish
Here is our adventure:
First stop on the road to Telluride somewhere in the middle of nowhere New Mexico.
The initial plan was to drive the truck from Midland to Albuquerque where we would pick up Trey and continue the rest of the way to Telluride the following day.
Since Houston had been having weather issues (what's new), Trey's flight was canceled so we trekked onto Durango so we could get up bright and early to pick him up in the quiet town of Montrose.
Sorry for the travel issues Trey!!
This road to Telluride from Durango is one of the most beautiful roads I've ever seen!
The Million Dollar Highway
But, despite the travel changes we managed to make it to BEAUTIFUL Telluride, Colorado.
After we spent some time in town, grabbed a map and a bite to eat we headed up to our first camp spot.
Alta Lakes - amazing camping if you have a 4x4 vehicle
My brother had been working in Granby, CO as a fly fishing guide so he took a few days off to join us :)
I have to admit ... I'm pretty jealous of Trey's first time to the Rockies!
This is what I wish my work looked like all the time.
Psst! Holla if you need a website!
Suttle in his element.
Randall and I had a hard time catching any fish at all. As soon as Suttle grabbed the rod to show Randall a better cast ... there was a fish on the line! #FishWhisperer I swear.
Next camp spot - Lizard's Head
The best part about camping is waking up :)
Now, onto Imogene Pass - a 15 mile rugged road up to Tomboy (an old mining ghost town at 2,650 feet) into Ouray.
Halfway up to Tomboy. The road was so skinny, Trey basically had to ride the whole way with his head out the window telling Randall how many inches we had left before we had 2 tires off the edge.
Imogene Pass Summit - elevation 13,114 ft
Next time we'll probably rent a Jeep. The roads were almost too narrow and the turns too short for a truck like this. But it can be done!
Definatly a must do if you are in Telluride during the warmer months
Us on the "Main Event" Via Ferrata Climb
Via Ferrata Telluride, CO | 07.2016
This snippet only shows some of the climb. One thing that we did not realize is how long you are "hanging" though out this climb. The entire time (4 or so hours) we were clipped to the side of a cliff, going from one rebar to another, and pushing ourselves to accept the fact that this was a one-way route weather you liked it or not HA!
Here is the guide company we used, they are the best: http://www.tellurideadventures.com/summer/via-feratta/
Telluride to Santa Fe. We happened to pass through a town called Abiquiu, NM ... it looks just like Moab UT! Known for its dinosaur fossils.
Home sweet home.
We will be back!!