My Bike Ride Partly Up Cottonwood Pass Road - May 8, 2007
One Photo of Mt. Princeton as I Returned to Buena Vista, CO ...
I begin today's picture collection with a photo of
Mt. Princeton as I was coming into Johnson Village. I spent
last night in Colorado
Springs and was so pleased to see bright blue skies after four
long days of snowfall out here. This picture will definitely be today's
feature on my Mt. Princeton Web Site. ;)
My Bike Ride West of the Cottonwood Pass Road Gate
I needed to get on my road bike! I drove to
the closing gate on Cottonwood Pass Road,
and decided to peddle as far uphill as I could before reaching unpassable snow.
Cottonwood Pass is still closed and usually opens in late May.
After a fairly grueling one mile up an 8% to 10% grade, I reached
this point that offers a great view of Jones Mountain. I previously visited this spot frequently
to photograph this view for www.Colorado-Seasons.com.
Some of the machinery from the Buena Vista Snowmobile Club
was still up there, but no worries, it appears
snowmobiling season is over! ;)