Thursday, June 29, 2017

Day 55 - Craig, CO

No pictures today as it was just a "travel day". Our next reservation is for Glacier National Park in Montana in five days. It's about 1100 miles which means about 200 miles per day. Whether that's what actually happens remains to be seen. Today, we made it to a KOA in Craig, CO, which is near the Wyoming border. A KOA was about all that we could find as there really isn't much in this area. At least it seems to have decent Internet.

The drive was not uneventful. North of Leadville, an elk ran across the road. I braked and swerved around it but it then cut back and reversed directions. The front bumper just grazed it but it was run over by the trailer tires which killed it. After pulling off the highway, several people had stopped and we pulled it off the highway. No obvious damage to us except a broken bottle, the dining table top came off the base and one of the pantry supports.

6 comments:

redlegsrides said...

Good reactions on your part RichardM! I bet that got your heart beating a bit faster eh?

RichardM said...

A bit. I didn't expect it to turn around…

Trobairitz said...

Glad things weren't worse hitting the elk.

FYI - Oregon just a week or so ago, passed a law making harvesting of roadkill legal. Makes me squeamish.

RichardM said...

Kind of reminds me of the Ural being hit by a deer in B.C. two years ago.

Lynne Goebeler said...

Can't wait to see your posts from Glacier! And happy the elk incident wasn't worse!

RichardM said...

Not exactly sure what to see here. I've been here several times before but have always been underwhelmed. Maybe that's related to living in AK.