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Old 05-05-2004, 10:39 PM   #63
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13th April

A fine morning. I continue the ride North - via some more scenic routes - life is hard...

I turn up the 128 , which follows the Colorado River upstream...



...it looks deceptively calm - further downstream this is the same river that provides the rapids in the Grand Canyon. I eventually cross the river on a new concrete bridge - the old suspension bridge has been presevered as a monument alongside...



I join the Interstate 70 East for 30 miles or so, before turning North again on the 139, just inside Colorado. The road winds its way up through the Douglas Pass...



...which tops out at just under 8500 ft...



...before descending onto the Roan Plateau, and heading towards the town of Dinosaur...



Dinosaurs are big business in the area - as is raising extremely well-endowed cattle, if this one is anything to go by...



I stop for the day in Vernal - how could I resist?



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