Today was a strange day, it started wonderful and then turned to crap.
I started the day riding to Royal Gorge which is a great place. The scenery is great. It is a 4 mile ride off the highway to the park which looks like you are riding to the middle of nowhere then there is this great park. I started off walking across the bridge which is only open to foot traffic except at 7:00 in the morning when you can rid motorcycles across. The bridge is only one of the ways across, you can also go by gondola on a cable or once you are the south side you can zip-line back across. I went across all three ways.
Zip-lining across the gorge is something everyone should do if you are in the area.
Once I left the park I decided to take the scenic route to Denver where I’ll be staying a few days with friends. I’m not sure if it was a good idea. First I got rained on, then the rain turned to hail (see picture below).
After that the weather cleared and I saw a small group of deer who were very calm.
I was driving through a light rain as I approached FairPlay, Colorado. The road started climbing toward Kenosha Pass when the temps true dropped to 34f (1c) and it started to snow. I could not believe it was snowing but the pass is 10,000 ft ( 3,047m) so I guess it’s possible, even in late May. Traveling down the pass into the Denver area was like stepping into a warm room. It felt so good to be warm.
I’ll be in Denver a few days so I’ll post again when I leave.

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My first view of the gorge.

My first view of the gorge.

This is the Arkansas River. If you have been following, this is the same river I posted the picture of while I was in Arkansas.

This is the Arkansas River. If you have been following, this is the same river I posted the picture of while I was in Arkansas.

See the rafters?

See the rafters?

Bridge from the south side.

Bridge from the south side.

Sitting on the wall.

Sitting on the wall.

Another bridge picture.

Another bridge picture.

The gondolas.

The gondolas.

Hail! Not fun to ride through.

Hail! Not fun to ride through.

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Part of a group of six. We watched each other for a while.

The white spots are snow.

The white spots are snow.

These rivers run beside all the mountain road.

These rivers run beside all the mountain road.