After another gourmet breakfast ala Comfort Inn I fueled up the thirsty yellow beast and continued my ride west towards Utah. I dialed Naples into the GPS as that seemed as logical a place as any – Hey, they’re on the map so why not? This would be another typical day for me, no idea of what it might bring, just saddle up and ride.
I stopped to read about the “I Do” range fire, Colorado’s largest that happened just a few years ago. It must have been terrible but the area surrounding the wayside information point looks like its recovering. It’s easy to imagine how a fire could get out of control there, high winds mixed with hot temperatures and plenty of natural fuel all combined would be the perfect mix.
Former burnt area now coming back
This guy was struggling to make 10mph up the mountain
Information board at Sheep Creek Overlook
Telephoto of the lakes from Sheep Creek Overlook
That same truck came plugging by as I took photos!
Thistles in case you didn't know
Read the text. It must have been something to see.