Crossing the Rockies
A break between storms allowed us a great day to cross the Rockies on Sunday, May 23. As we drove towards Fort Collins, CO we saw the mountains in the distance rise from the prairie. We went through Fort Collins and followed the Cache La Poudre river (or ‘Pooder’ as we later learned the locals call it) towards the pass. We descended from the first pass into a high plateau ringed by snow capped mountains. Over the next snow covered pass we came into Steamboat Springs, CO, a green oasis of lush grass, aspens and ski slopes.