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Click to enlarge the pic Wallowing in snow
Country United States
City or Region Guanella Pass, Colorado
Travelling with Mike & Tara
Travel date 18 Jan 2004
What you've been doing

Guanella Pass is a road...well a trail really...classified as a "Scenic and Historic Byway". It's a really a 23 mile long pot-hole laden snowbank...but the views are breathtaking. The website says that the road is maintained for passenger vehicles...but we wouldn't have tried it if we didn't have 4-wheel drive...(I like my truck...)...

The pass is an old wagon route that linked the silver-mining towns of Grant and Georgetown, which boomed during the 1860s. The pass winds up above timberline, with the highest point at 11,666 feet.

Surprisingly we didn't see much wildlife on the pass, but as we were driving there we saw a herd of bighorn sheep on the mountainside.

Added : 19 Jan 2004, 01:12:04 (UK time)
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