The last day of a long trip is always a rough one. We packed up, made coffee to go and slogged up Old Lime Creek.
We stopped just before pavement to air the Jeep back up and allow the girls one final time to enjoy Colorado.
A quick stop to Honeyville for wine, sandwiches in Durango, fuel in Cortez and into Arizona we went.
It is quite amazing how quickly the pines and aspens turn into Juniper. And how much faster the Juniper's disappear into the tan vast and empty valleys of the Ute Lands. I read off and on, we lamented about our trip and soon we crested into Flagstaff. For a brief second we thought about camping the night, but the winds had been raging all day and we just wanted a long shower and a large, dogless bed. More miles, less trees, more brown desert and the reappearance of saguaros.
We left Colorado at 9:30AM and 45*. We were greeted home with a killer sunset around 8:00 PM and 105*.
Back to reality. Back to work on Monday. Until we meet again, wilderness.