Another day on Kingston Peak

Activity Date: 
08/02/2009

A few days ago, we drove over Kingston Pass in the rainy weather. Today, the sun was shining and we thought we'd do it again. It is a great drive with wonderful views.

You can compare these sunny day pictures with the rainy day pictures in our 7/31/09 travelogue - Kingston Peak - offroad in the rain.

Views up here go for miles.

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With a closer view, you can see the lake.

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You can see another 4WD trail snaking across the mountain in front of us. This road leads to yet another lake hidden on the right (pictures soon).

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The mountains to the left also have lakes...

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Zoomed in a bit, you can see there are actually two lakes.

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Back to the right side, where that road we saw above will take you to yet another lake.

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Zoomed in, you can see this lake has a pretty waterfall.

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Way off in the distance you can see the town of Georgetown (near I-70) nestled in the valley.

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We spent some time walking around the plateaus, taking in the views on each side. No, I'm not holding the camera crooked, the road really is that steep. :)

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Up at one of the hight points, there is a giant pile of rocks, called the "rockhouse". There is some kind of tradition where folks add a rock to the pile and sign a guest book that is stored in an old mailbox here.

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As we were crossing the next plateau, we noticed a loooonnnnggg line of jeeps coming in from the other direction. Whoa! Since we (or they) would have to maneuver off the road to let each jeep pass one at a time as we crossed paths, we decided that was too much traffic to continue on. We'd already done that path down to Apex road a few days ago anyway. So, we turned around and went back the way we came. It ends up that there was a giant jeep rally going on this week. They had about 300 jeeps and went out in groups to different trails every day. We ran into another group when we drove Argentine pass.

Anyway, today was a great drive, with great scenery.

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