Mid-day Sat on I-70; the Continental Divide was topped with snow ...
... while the autumn colors were still rioting.
Taking I-70 Exit 227 to Whitewater. .. [Any image can be enlarged: move mouse over it; from the menu that appears on the right, select size. .. When done, click Close in upper right.]
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All right - about 24 miles west of Fruita on I-70, then south to the river and now in Utah at the Westwater Canyon Campground and Launch Point. .. Fun is underway!
A side trip to set up the car shuttle at the Cisco take-out point.
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Back home now with Happy Hours in full swing.
Click central arrow to view Video. ... Who would have guessed - how critical clean hands are on the river!
Yep - that big thingee back there is part of our group.
Sunset on the Colorado River.
The master chef grilling up Killer Burgers.
[We had to assume he washed his hands first?]
Mouth-watering good. .. Don't drool on your keyboard!
Does life get any better!
Matt masters drumming the upside-down plastic pail ...
... while Brian picks and strums his geetar.
Another video - only 14 seconds, thank God.
"Hey man, the next time you mess up - don't tell us!"
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Matt graduates to a real drum!
Back off - two drummers in a frenzy.
Whew - Sunday morning at last.
Kathy has many fleece jackets, compared to Paul's one.
The Government is closed but we can still govern ourselves.
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The Westwater newbie is set to go.
[You can tell he's a newbie, as neither hand is holding a can!]
Looking upstream on a bright sunny day.