the great divide

Today, we walked the last 1000′ up and over the Continental Divide, at Loveland Pass. We have been climbing and climbing since we got into Colorado, and now we are UP here. Up past the high Christmas tree forests, up above the treeline, up where the air gets quiet and thin. The Divide is a hydrological divide (wikipedia for the win) that separates water systems that drain towards the Atlantic ad those that drain toward the Pacific. From here on out, everything flows West.

My legs are sore and I feel awesome. I don’t have a lot of words for this. I’ll just let the pictures do the talking.

US Route 6. Steep.

no big deal.

The team at the top. Fun Fact: Grace did NOT walk up the Divide. She just hopped out of the car at the top and took a nap.

Jenny is made of wiggles.

on the way down, we took a shortcut through the most beautiful landscape. If you look very closely, you can see Kait wearing orange, and a spronging Jenny.

Leading us to the Pacific.

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4 Responses to the great divide

  1. Lacie says:

    I fall in love more and more with Jenny every post. And the blip about Grace hopping out of the car for a photo op made me laugh! I love you guys.

  2. Gail Pigion says:

    Love the pics and your no big deal comment. It made me smile. Beautiful country. Enjoy ; p

  3. Mary Lou says:

    Beautiful!! When it comes to Colorado, no words are needed.. photos do the talking and they are nothing compare to the real deal in person.

    I am yearning to visit the Rocky Mountain state again, it has been far too long since we have been there.

  4. Sally says:

    Stunning landscape. Love the shot of the valley of flowers and mountains and orange Kait and bounding Jenny…I hear everyone falls in love with colorado. Well, I guess there are worse places to come visit you if you move there!

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