Craig's big road trip

Day 14 - Kayenta to Telluride
The starting point
Day 1 - Seattle to Yakima
Day 2 - Yakima to Bend
Day 3 - Bend to Mt. Shasta
Day 4 - Mt. Shasta to Oakdale
Day 5 - Oakdale to Tehachapi
Yosemite National Park
Day 6 - Tehachapi to Las Vegas
Day 7-10 in Las Vegas
Day 11 - Las Vegas to Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon N.P.
Day 12 - Grand Canyon to Kayenta
Day 13 - Monument Valley
Day 14 - Kayenta to Telluride
Day 15 - Telluride
Day 16 - Telluride to Glenwood Springs
Day 17 - Glenwood Springs to Idaho Springs
Day 18 - Idaho Springs to Golden
Day 19 - Golden to Amarillo
Day 20 - Amarillo to Tyler
Day 21 - Tyler to Lake Charles
Day 22 - Lake Charles to Waveland
Day 24 - Waveland to Pensacola
Day 25 - Pensacola to Gainesville
Day 26 - Gainesville to Titusville
Day 27 - Kennedy Space Center
Day 28 - Titusville to Clearwater
The finishing point

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.

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