Where did we go?
We had jokingly talked about a trip out west, each suggestion got wilder and wilder (Colorado! Then to Yellowstone! Up to Seattle! Might as well go to California! Let's go to Hawaii, too!) until Brian reined us in a bit.
He decided that we would go to Colorado and we finally agreed on a date in early June. He started the planning, contacting Miata owners about roads and studied the maps. He generously got us rooms at the Christie Lodge in Avon, CO for three nights. The following two nights were spent in Durango and Grand Junction.
There were seven cars on this adventure: Roger Burrill, Tom Lewis, Brian Liechty, Sara mcBride, Ryan Rosenegle and Andrew Zeller. We had a great trip and our adventures over those days were amazing. Mountains! A storm on Pikes Peak with thunder snow! Curvy roads everywhere! Here's a PDF that tells about our great adventure, just too many words for this web page. Grab a drink and settle back, it's 4 1/2 pages!
This trip showed why you should dream big. Thanks, Brian.
June 2 - Hays, KS via Pikes Peak to Avon, CO
June 3 - Guanella Pass, Lookout Mtn, Golden and CO6
June 4 - North Central Colorado (Winter Park, Boulder area, Loveland Pass)
June 5 - Independence Pass, Frying Pan Road, Glenwood Canyon
June 6 - Avon to Durango
June 7 - Durango, Flyin' Miata, Moab, Grand Junction Grand Junction
June 8 - Grand Junction to Lawrence
GPX & pdf files
(GPX-click to download, may add .xml or .html to file name, just delete anything after .gpx)
(PDF-click to download, right click to view on screen)
Note- Day 3 was changed due to road construction and traffic in Estes Park.
Day 1 - Hays, KS to Avon, CO GPX file PDF file
Day 2 - Independence Pass GPX file PDF file
Day 3 - Original Winter Park Drive GPX file PDF file
Day 3 - Actual Winter Park Drive GPX file PDF file
Day 4 - Mt. Evans and Lookout Mountain GPX file PDF file
Day 5 - Avon to Durango GPX file PDF file
Day 6 - Durango to Grand Junction GPX file PDF file
Day 7 - Grand Junction to Topeka GPX file PDF file
Ryan, Roger, Brian, Sara J, Alecia, Andrew, and Tom (and is that a great view or what?)