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Thursday
Mar202014

Across The Great Divide

How the West Was Won.

I had the good fortune of having the opportunity to snowmobile for the first time in the mountains around Winter Park, Colorado this snowy winter season.   Snowmobiling has been a life long adventure for me but meandering through the trees, hills and valleys of the driftless area of western Wisconsin, however, not the epic vistas atop a mountain such as this one.  So, expanding my horizons to exploring the mountains was spectacular!  A little history on the old, wooden bridge you see in this photo (which was part of the Denver and Salt Lake Railway line through Rollins Pass and crossing the Continental Divide and a major thoroughfare to the west) can be found here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollins_Pass.  This had a big part to play in how the west was won!

P.S. Look carefully in the mid-left of the trail on the mountain and you will see several of my fellow snowmobiling crew.  I've never ridden such nice, new snowmobiles and to see this view! #epicmoments #breathedeep #Coloradosunshine

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