Dinosaur-National-Park-Challenge-Bob Davis Podcast 1062

Dinosaur National Park Challenge

Firstly we don’t think about whether getting out of a situation we worry about getting in, right? Learn more in Dinosaur-National-Park-Challenge-Bob Davis Podcast 1062.

Getting Out Can Be Tough

Secondly getting out of something is often way more challenging that getting in.

42 Miles of Dirt Road

Therefore the challenge in Dinosaur National Park is the 42 miles of dirt road to get out.

US Park System

Above all don’t get me wrong. This is one of the oldest parks in the US Park System.

And it is one of the largest.

Echo Park Campground Is Amazing

Even more it features the Echo Park road and Campground, which are truly amazing.

But there’s more.

Ancient People

Most importantly the Petroglyphs of the Fremont People.

Abandoned Ranch

And even an abandoned ranch dating back to the turn of the last century.

Campground At The Confluence Of Three Rivers

Finally I could go on for hours about the campground nestled in the rocks at the confluence of three rivers.

In addition there are at least two other campgrounds I now know of that might be more accessible.

And Bones

Further did I mention there are Dinosaur bones there?

Two Great Days

Most importantly I spent two great days in the campground.

Killer Meals

In the same vein I went on some great hikes and had some great meals.

Great People

Likewise I met some great people.

I was worried about getting out the way I got in.

Take The Beach Road!

So I was thrilled when I met a camper who told me to go out the River and Bench road.

No Climbing, She Said

In short it meant no climbing, she said.

To sum up this is where the adventure and challenge began.

[Editor’s Note: I keep calling it the ‘Beach’ Road, but it is in fact The Yampa Bench Road.]

Begin The Ordeal

Because getting out turned out to be quite an ordeal.

Certainly the rest of the details are in Dinosaur-National-Park-Challenge-Bob Davis Podcast 1062.

Oh I have Been On Bad Roads

I have certainly been on bad roads before.

A Certain Charm

But this one had a certain charm I will not soon forget.

Adventure

As a result this podcast is the story of the adventure.

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Dinosaur-National-Park-Challenge-Bob Davis Podcast 1062

Highway-To-Heaven-Bob Davis Podcast 1061

Where Is The Highway To Heaven?

The Highway To Heaven is in the Colorado Rockies. I discovered the Highway To Heaven on a trip from Fort Collins to Snowmass Village. Learn more in Highway-To-Heaven-Bob Davis Podcast 1061.

House Sitting

Even more I seem to have fallen into a couple of house sitting opportunities recently.

Fort Collins

Firstly in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Snowmass Village

Secondly two spectacular ski in ski out winter villas here in Snowmass.

Sticks With Me

But it was the trip from Fort Collins to Snowmass that sticks with me.

Stunning Winding Road

Above all coming down a winding road from ten thousand feet, I caught a glimpse of a perfect mountain town.

And renamed the route “The Highway To Heaven”.

Sun Shines Supreme

Certainly I have found the light of the sun to be different at higher altitudes than lower.

Fourth Of July

In addition coming down those mountain highways on the fourth of July was really something.

Spring To Summer

In short Colorado transitioning from late spring to summer.

And the colors.

Bright Greens, the red dirt in this part of the state, browns of the mountain and blue of the sky.

Therefore my name for this highway is The Highway To Heaven.

Learn more in Highway-To-Heaven-Bob Davis Podcast 1061.

World Back Home

In the same vein the more I travel the more the world of bricks and sticks seems unreal.

Wild and Free

Likewise on this fourth of July with all the issues and happenings and concerns, I was not touched.

Grateful

To clarify I found myself just being grateful for the opportunity to go where I want.

Endless Road Trip

On an endless road trip during an endless summer.

Seer and The Seen

On the other hand these days everyone wants to tell us where to go and what to see.

Further this places an intermediary between the seen and the seer.

Solitude

To sum up isn’t having the experience in solitude the experience?

Low And Slow Travel

In conclusion lower and slower travel provides an opportunity to really get to know individual states.

And I am looking forward to much more of Colorado!

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Highway-To-Heaven-Bob Davis Podcast 1061