Though I’ve logged many miles across Colorado over the years, this spring’s road trip gave me my first look at the northwestern part of the state. I knew nothing about the area…never heard any stories from those who have been there, so I really had no expectations going in. But if I had, those expectations would have been blown away. Nothing against the other amazing places in this wonderland of a state, but…wow. Garfield County and Rio Blanco County had me enjoying every moment behind the wheel. Sparsely populated, painfully scenic, a driver’s paradise; a beautiful combination of mountains and buttes and valleys and idyllic ranches.
Speaking of, if you happen to know any ranchers in this area who might have a room or apartment for rent—say, for the next 20 or 30 years—I can pack up and move in anytime. References available.
First photo: Atop Douglas Pass in Garfield County, Colorado
Other photos: Rio Blanco County, Colorado
Rolling across the Great Plains, under the big sky.
Pawnee National Grassland, Colorado
(This print and many others may be purchased at gallery.ridingwithcarl.com.)
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Fuji Provia 35mm film
Kit Carson County, Colorado
Evening sun slants across the road
Painting everything with gold
I’m headed for home, got a woman there
I can barely wait to hold
Got the wind in my hair, got the heat inside
My heart jumping up and down
An empty head and a messed-up bed
I’ll be floating just above the ground
“Great Big Love” by Bruce Cockburn
Video recorded in Nebraska’s Sand Hills: Watch on Vimeo Watch on YouTube
First sunset drive of the summer.
I have finally taken the time to organize and update my online video presence. So, whether you’re partial to Vimeo or YouTube, you can now watch the 40 road trip videos that I have uploaded to each channel. The oldest date back to 1990 (remember VHS?) and 12 of them were captured during last month’s adventure.
I plan to add more content, both old and new, as time allows. Feel free to subscribe to these channels and be notified when new videos are posted. For my Vimeo channel, please follow this link. Or, visit my YouTube channel here.
Thanks, and enjoy!
Did not expect to travel as far west as Arizona on this trip…the road just kinda led me there. Another chance to update the Pontiac state portrait gallery (as previously explained in this post).
You can view the full image collection via this link to an album in Google Photos.