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Raton, NM to Buena Vista, CO


Our drive to Ft. Vancouver is well under way.  Today we drove from Raton, NM to Buena Vista, CO. Not overly far, but all secondary mountain roads.  With narrow roads, no shoulders, and strong wind currents we had to stay on the ball.  But we made it, and are now parked and can rest up before tomorrows short (but high altitude!) drive.

Colorado is having a heat wave, close to 100 degrees, so we’ll just have to stay in and read etc.  It’s too hot to go hiking.

The first part of CO69 wasn’t too bad, but windy

The road winds into the mountains

The mountain terrain becomes more rugged

And more rugged…..

Finally on Highway 50, a little wider

And parked for the day.

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