Well the year waxes old and cold. With some 13 000 miles on the clock, and it now being frequently below freezing in the mountains, it’s time to head home! One last stop on the way though, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, a half mile deep canyon cut through hard black granite! Indeed there are places where you can just walk up to the edge and look down 2000 feet to the Green river below.
However, as if by fate, one of the first blogs I did in the travel section was Mount Sneffles ‘an Old Friend’.
Mnt Sneffles is a dramatic 14000 ft mountain in the San Juans which I climbed several years ago. And what can be seen in the distance from the high point in Black Canyon NP? but Sneffles! 🙂
I thought briefly about climbing it again. I’m fit enough, but it’s just too late in the year. I figured that was a suitable moment, while perched on the 1.5 bn year old granite bedrock of America, over a 1000 ft cliff to call it quits on this road trip. Time to head home! – Full Ciricle