Before we left we played around to figure out how long we wanted the hose, trying to go through different scenarios, and wanted to remain open to the possibility of modifying the grill to utilize the hose as well. We decided on 30'. The gas company was very nice, I explained what we needed and they fixed us right up at less than half the price of online gas lines! So off we went to lunch, mixed bag, part good, part awful, oh well. Then we headed south down 491 to find Mancos Canyon Road. It went right by Chimney Rock, yeah one of the perhaps 50 chimney rocks in the country:) It was still pretty impressive.
|Right along the road|
We also came across some paintings, pictures of more modern people, and the only thing we could figure is they had to do with the fact the Old Spanish Trail went through this same area.
|Old time graffiti?|
The canyon was beautiful and got deeper and tighter as we went, and as we turned on Johnson Canyon Road we climbed straight up the side to the top of the mesa. Great views.
Well, we made our way back, had coffee at the best view point, got all the pieces and parts for the propane project, lit the fire pit, and decided 30' was way too long!
Well, what a day for our ride, sunny, blue skies, crystal clear, and super temps! The road gets more and more interesting north of Silverton, and especially interesting the closer you get to Ouray.
|The site of the town, Chattanooga|
|Site of an old mine above Chattanooga|
|The gorge just south of Ouray, you can see where they are working|
|Looking up Main St in Ouray|
|Our view from Maggie's porch|
|Grafitti all over the walls|