Delightful Durango and the Molas Pass

As my faithful readers know, I hate interstate highways. Thus, I chose US-160 to take us through the mountains from the Grand Canyon to the Great Plains. During our drive we stumbled on the delightful mountain town of Durango. Given a perfect weather forecast, we decided to hang in Durango for an extra day which meant we had a full day to enjoy the area. Wow! And I repeat wow!

This morning Molly ran and I cycled. Midday we hiked together. This afternoon we took it easy and drove US #550 between Durango and Silverton through the Molas Pass.

Twas truly a fantastic day which was enhanced by staying at a great small motel owned and now 100% run by Nigel and Tammy, The Adventure Inn. Today was the one year anniversary of their purchase, and the day of breaking free from the chain Knight’s Inn. They are investing significant sweat and financial equity. Our room was super clean, near many trails, had blistering fast internet and modestly priced. Both Nigel and Tammy were a wealth of local information which as noted earlier made for a Delightful Day in Durango … including this drive to Silverton.

Driving up to the Molas Pass … Molly’s pic from the passenger seat of our car.

The Molas Pass!

Me Coming Down off my Photographic Perch

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