At Jim’s recommendation, we plan to rent a jeep in Ouray for a foray into the Uncompahgre National Forest via what they call in Colorado “scenic highways” (aka 4 wheel drive dirt roads). The jeep rental policies here are a little strange in that they require us to pick up the jeep at 6pm one day and return it by 5pm on the next day.
We spend the afternoon before we pick up the Jeep exploring the parks and towns along the Uncompahgre River. We hunt Munzee’s in Montrose, then lunch at the Montrose Watersports Park where I captured this story (be sure to bump up the video quality to 720 HD for best viewing):
With our Jeep rented and no where to go, Jim suggests we use the remaining daylight to ride the Yankee Boy Basin and Governor Basin trails. The flowers in these areas are supposed to be blooming gorgeous and Jim knows how much I love floral excursions. Here are the pictures from our evening Jeep safari. As it got darker and darker, the flowers became difficult to photograph but the wildlife became much more active – sure wish I had taken my night vision googles!