will be my second visit to this "road" with two differences - we're
planning on traveling the complete road instead of just "the best parts
on an out-n-back" and there's a bit of snow to play with traction.
The group processing the obstacle west of the lunch spot
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|Out the western end of the road we're looking at weather (clouds and snow) over the Continental Divide mountains area. While it may have been snowing "other there" for a long while, and with the weather blowing to the east (over rme), it's interesting that the clouds magically disappear leaving clear skies. It's one of the attractions to the area - sun where you want it and snow where you want it.|
|Looking west - snow...|
|Looking east - clear!|
|Coming into the town of Estes Park. The white buildings are of the Stanley Hotel.|
|My dinner view
When driving from Glen Haven to Estes Park we zig-zag up a rise and pop over a ridge and are presented with this majestic view. I was driving the other way tonight but decided to turn around, park and take in the sight as the sun dipped below the ridge.
Here's a large panorama photo of the area
(click for different view)