Monday April 14, 2003.
I left Kayenta early in the morning to catch Monument Valley again
before the sun rose too high. Unfortunately a cloud cover filtered the sun and I couldn't quite get the photos I was hoping
for. Nonetheless, I thoroughly enjoyed the drive through the park. But I should have worn my cowboy gear.
I didn't realise how dusty it would be in there.
Driving north away from Monument Valley along highway 163 took me
deeper into the strange landscape of Utah. It really looks like another planet when compared to the usual scenery
in my life.
I decided to head for the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and by way
of highway 191 to Monticello and 666 then 184 to Dolores and highway 145 north from Dolores, I arrived at Telluride,
a ski resort area 8,500 feet above sea level. Highway 145 peaked out at 10,200 feet above sea level before the descent
into Telluride. The road from Dolores to Telluride offers up some of the nicest driving pleasure and scenery that
you'll find anywhere.