The heat in Moab had us moving on in search of cooler temps and Glenwood Springs, Colorado, proved to be the perfect location. Moab starts heating up toward the end of May with temperatures in the 90 degree plus range. Those temps will only increase as summer approaches. Thus, spring and fall are the best times to visit this part of Utah.
It’s all about elevation when it comes to temperatures and knowing we have a few more repairs and purging to complete on the RV, Al and I seek out some of those cooler temps. We’re familiar with some private land south of the town of Glenwood Springs sitting at an elevation of 6,600 feet. After a quick phone call to the owner and a ‘come on down’ response, we were quickly on our way.
The Maroon Bells are the most photographed mountains in North America and what a vision they are. Our visit was early in the season and the Aspen trees were still bare but budding plants were everywhere.I picked the Crater Lake Trail at the Maroon Bells for the days excursion. The 3.6 mile round trip hike is rocky and climbs about 700 feet in elevation.
We weren’t surprised that after an hour of hiking and hiking partly in snow that we had to turn around before reaching Crater Lake.
The snow kept getting deeper and eventually we lost sight of the trail. I was seeking cooler temps after the heat in Moab and I sure found them here at 9,600 plus feet.
We did manage to climb quite a bit in elevation and at one point we could see Maroon Lake below. Our starting point and the parking lot are on the far side of the lake.
Since we weren’t able to reach our destination for lunch, we returned to a bench along Maroon Lake to eat and take in the surrounding scenery. Al and I both agreed this is one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever visited. I’m hoping we can arrange a revisit in July for wildflowers and in September for fall colors.
The Maroon Bells are a truly stunning sight to behold and my photos don’t even begin to do justice to the area. For some stunning photos of the area Google Maroon Bells.
The next day, it was all Al and I could do not to return to the Maroon Bells, but alas work needed to be completed. While Al was diligently working on the body of the RV by replacing the wheel fender; the fender that was damaged from the blown tire and all taped up,
A little body work on the RV…… check!
A little body work on moi….check!
All we have left to complete is one more little fix after some silly forgetfulness and we’re back in business. Well, perhaps we still need to do a little more cabinet purging, but we’ll continue working on that during a rainy day.
Next up…… what’s with that antenna?
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