|We traveled from Gunnison, CO along US-50 as far as Montrose, CO|
|From Montrose, CO we traveled south on US-550 as far as Durango, CO|
|This Kenworth T-800 was really relying on his Jake Brake as he was coming down the steep hair-pin turns.|
|I'll remember these pictures for a long time. We were on a pass that was 11,613 ft up and I didn't realize how hard it would be to breathe while at that elevation. So I walked down the hill to take these pictures, not realizing how hard it was going to be to get back to our vehicle. I really didn't think I would make it back to the truck. It was that hard. It took me at least 15 minutes to get my breath back again.|
|When you look at the full size images, you can see the tanker truck at the bottom just before it go to the switch-back turn at the bottom of the hill.|
|We stopped in at Silverton, CO to take some pictures of the narrow guage train that was sitting in the siding.|
|Lots of spectacular scenery along the way. I just had to include it on this page.|
|We had seen this same truck just days before at the ATHS truck show at Colorado Springs. Now we see it in the mountains on US-550.|
|From Durango, CO we traveled west on US-160 to as far as Cortez, CO|
|I shot this picture from a rest area just east of Cortez, CO.
We would be up on those mountains the following day.
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