On The Road, Again

Last week, photos from a late afternoon business trip were posted. Two weeks later, a follow-up trip was made. A few photos from that trip …

northbound on I-25, with Pikes Peak in the background

 

westbound on US 24, Pikes Peak is more prominent in the background

 

Pikes Peak with hardly any snow cover in late December 2010

 

the outskirts of Bust, CO, a “town” just west of Cascade

 

passing through Bust, CO

 

higher terrain above US 24

 

continuing west on US 24

 

unlike the curves on the lower portion of Ute Pass, these curves are far more gentler

 

entering an S-curve

 

the outskirts of Woodland Park

 

leaving Woodland Park

 

the ferris wheel at the North Pole

 

the forest grows right to the edge of the road

 

in the morning shadows

 

warning sign as the road becomes winding

 

in the winding, lower portion of Ute Pass with an old railroad tunnel above the road

 

Like before, if you’re wondering, someone else was driving while I was taking pictures.

 

About the photos

These photos were taken using the HP Photosmart E317 digital camera.

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On The Road

Two years ago, a late afternoon business trip to Woodland Park, west of Colorado Springs, was made. A few photos from the short drive …

west bound on US 24, just west of Manitou Springs

 

further west on US 24, the fence on the right shoulder is to reduce rocks falling onto the roadway

 

the flat portion just above the highway is the old railroad bed

 

one of many curves as US 24 winds through Ute Pass

 

a short straightaway before another curve

 

entering the town of Cascade

 

road sign indicating the direction to Pikes Peak and the North Pole (Santa)

 

at the client’s office in Woodland Park, the view of Pikes Peak

 

Locally, this is one of the nicest drives. It can be challenging with a series of S-curves driving through the lower portion, more so when rain slickened or icy. And, if you’re wondering, someone else was driving while I was taking pictures.

 

About the photos

These photos were taken using the HP Photosmart E317 digital camera.