Alaska 2013, Day 3, NE to CO
Tuesday June 4, 2013
Outside N. Platte NE we saw a flock of white pelicans, maybe 200. They must have just taken off, probably laying over for the night on their way back north. They were circling higher and higher on the thermals, probably trying to get to the higher altitude moving air. They were right over interstate 80, no more than 200 feet up. It was clear blue sky so as they circled you would see all white on the top side then the black tips on their wings underneath.
Couldn't see the mountains east of Denver, too hazy. Haze in the mountains turned out to be rain. On and off downpours today.
Got into Breckenridge mid day.
Stayed at Tiger Run campground in Breck, the only campground other than the forestry campgrounds.
Went into Breck, Crepes ala Cart, Space Cowboy, and Breckenridge Brewery Trademark American IPA. Something for everyone.
On the way out it started raining. Really heavy rain. Rain started looking like slush on the windshield. Turned into a full slush-snow storm. On June 4.
362 miles today.
1497 miles so far.