This is a newer must-do that hadn’t hit my radar until just recently. People are telling me that I have missed out by not going for a drive on the highest paved road in North America. There are a good number of things I need to do yet, right here in my own state. I like driving on the mountain roads, even without a guard rail, but Mrs. Herb and TNT not so much.
But I think I know what I can do about that. Mrs. Herb’s favorite cousin, (her only living cousin, lol) is a school bus driver and is not afraid to drive anything, anywhere. I may take advantage of him being here next time. She’s not afraid to ride with him.
This was probably one of the best, most concise tour videos of this drive that I found. Full of a lot of good information if this interests you.
A big hurdle for our group is going to be oxygen. When her cousin drove us up Pikes Peak his oxygen dropped significantly the higher in altitude that we went. We might be able to do a workaround on that, too. Last time she didn’t have the portable concentrator but this time she could let him use the refillable tanks while she uses the portable one.
We’ll figure something out. We usually can.
This video from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife division was very interesting but if frank, even blunt discussions about fecal matter bother you then you might not want to watch. It boils down to humans making the mountain goat kids sick and a basic principle of no-impact camping, “Pack it in, pack it out.”
Likelihood of this happening within the next year: 0+%
Likelihood of this happening in my lifetime (Lord willing, of course): 75%
Likelihood of running into someone I know or met on the Internet: ??%