It's Friday, I've got a new ride, and decided to take the scenic route home.
Okay, it's not exactly on my way, but I wanted to see how the new SUV handled steep grades and a bit of altitude.
This route goes from 200 feet above sea level to 3,000 in about 20 minutes.
You get a bit closer to the peaks seen from town.
A few other folks are up there, enjoying the trails, atmosphere, or scenery.
A lot of the snow has melted; the parking lot berm's only about twice the height of the Escape. It's May, after all!