A Colorado Journey

Chapter 8

The last day we had a lot of ground to cover, so we only had one stop on the agenda. The stop was Mt. Evans, which is the highest drivable point in the entire North America.

This road is paved, so it is accessible by all vehicles, and four wheel drive is not required.

The last 500 feet or so you have to hike up (if you want to literally be at the summit) and for us sea level dwellers, the 14,000ft peak with a 70lb camera bag is quite the workout.  Safe to say I don’t think I’ll be climbing Mt. Everest anytime soon.

Almost in the clouds

And that my friends is the end of the trip. The following morning I dropped the wife off at Denver international, and hit the lonely road back home. This trip was a tad bittersweet for me, since this is the last adventure this Jeep is going on. In the next month or so I will be trading it in for a 2014 Rubicon, but nevertheless, we had some good times. Those that know me will vouch for my crazy belief that cars have a soul, and I was very happy that of the 23,000 miles this Jeep had, most of them were adventure miles, and more importantly miles this thing was meant for.  “Some birds aren’t meant for a cage, their feathers are just too bright,” and I am glad this was the case here.  I urge you guys to take a road trip at least for one of your vacations. Doesn’t matter what car you have or how far away you want to go. Don’t plan too much, just pick a direction, and hit the open road. There are a lot of amazing things to see in this great country of ours that most take for granted, and it’s all in their own backyard. Until next time, I hope this inspires you to take a spontaneous trip and remember, life is a journey, take the dirt road.

_-Dave

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