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Mt Evans, Colorado 8/29/2010

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Drove up to the top today, no snow but it was snowing about 2 weekends ago with 3 inches of slushy snow on the road.  They are closing the top part of the road 9/7/10.  Didn't see any big animals today but here's a picture of a mountain goat from another day up there.

 

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I've always meant to drive up there but have never taken the time. It looks pretty cool. How much of a drive is it past Echo Mountain ski area? That's as far up as I have gone.

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That is up!  Great goat picture too.  How close were you for that critter?

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MWP,

 

Its twenty miles for the Echo Mountain Park to the summit of Evans. Google optimisitcally puts it at 45 minutes.

 

The drive is a piece of cake in good weather.

 

MR

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Originally Posted by MastersRacer View Post

MWP,

 

Its twenty miles for the Echo Mountain Park to the summit of Evans. Google optimisitcally puts it at 45 minutes.

 

The drive is a piece of cake in good weather.

 

MR


Looks like a fun drive. Living in Omaha  we usually have just driven 9 hours up, or have a 9 hour drive ahead of us so normally we keep moving to our destination. I need to make the time to get up there!
 

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Nice! We went up 8/13, actually, and it was fairly spectacular ... no clouds could be seen, anywhere. I hadn't been in a long time, probably 20 years or more. Everyone should go ...

 

This photo is looking west/southwest ... at about noon. Weird to see no clouds building.

 

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This might have been an accident, I don't remember taking a photo of the sky, but ... it is BLUE.

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And here you can see five goats ... four on the left side of the photo, and one by the building on the lower left.

 

 

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They aren't too shy

 

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