After tomorrow we will be leaving Grand Mesa. We have had a wonderful stay and the camp host and campsite were great. Today was our last trip down to Montrose as we will be heading north when we depart Wednesday morning. The Starbucks in Montrose always got my drink just right.
We were finally able to obtain an image showing a good portion of Grand Mesa during our return trip up the Mesa this afternoon, it is below.
We are somewhat sad about having to leave as the aspen leaves are just beginning to turn golden. We have to be in Boulder, Colorado for a few days before we venture out into another part of this state hoping to find aspens more colorful. Below are a few images we hope you enjoy.
Yesterday we headed down from Grand Mesa once again. Headed back to Montrose for supplies, groceries and of course Starbucks. We were up to get an early start and as it had gotten down into the high 20s we discovered this wonderful sight across from our campsite.
After getting our errands accomplished we stopped by Sweitzer State Park between Montrose and Delta. Very nice park with a lake and playground. We had lunch there and as we were leaving we were able to obtain an image of a portion of Grand Mesa. It is an unbelievably large mesa and our image only shows a portion of it. It is about 11,000 feet in altitude and our location in the park was about 5,500 feet. There are a large number of campgrounds on the mesa and is much cooler there.
We left our campground on Grand Mesa early this morning to head down to Clifton, Colorado to obtain a Starbucks and other necessary groceries and supplies. As the temperature was very moderate we decided to utilize several of the roadside pullouts to obtain some images to share with our viewers. We did something we usually do not, we took several images of the same view. We hope you enjoy them.
After breakfast at our campsite we decided to do some exploring. We had passed by the entrance to the Lands End Observatory several times. A sign there indicated it was about 11 miles and appeared to be gravel road.
While we did not make it all the way to the observatory we did make it to what used to be the welcome center. Many of the views along the road made the trip very worthwhile. We hope you will agree.
There are trails at the center which are along the very edge of Grand Mesa overlooking the valley several thousand feet below. Unbelievable vistas.
And on our way back to the highway we found one aspen tree which had the golden color we hope to see in abundance in the next week or two.
We departed our campground on Grand Mesa early this morning. We drove down to Delta and Montrose for groceries, supplies and a new 85mm f1.8 lens for my Z cameras. Expeditiously shipped to me by AllensCamera.com. Looking forward to getting some nice images with it during the rest of our trip this summer.
Below are some images from our drive down off Grand Mesa and in Delta.
We decided this morning to drive up to the Grand Mesa Visitor Center hoping to see if the color in the aspen trees might be progressing. While on the way we explored some of the other campgrounds and found what you might agree are some interesting subjects to photograph. Below are the images from our short trip.