gave us a nice panorama of Georgetown, CO which was our next fuel stop.
Since it was about break time, we stopped and had a little brunch in town. Our next challenge was a little mining road that cut across the Arapaho NF parallel to and south of I-70. A short ways into that we waved the white flag -- steep, technical, rocky, loose. Not for today. Our proposed bypass -- a frontage dirt road on the north side of the innerstate:
was going great until...
Of course, on the maps and the GPS it looked like it went through.