Since the 2009 reunion was to be held in Scottsdale,
AZ, I decided to make an extended trip. The
plan was to combine mountain biking, photography,
see the sites, visit a cousin and fraternity brother,
in addition of attending the reunion. My stops on
the way to Arizona were Dillon, CO (get past Denver),
Durango, CO (where I spent 4 nights), Cortez, CO,
Mexican Hat, UT, and Sedona, AZ.
Part of the trip was planned some 5 years ago.
After 4 days I was called home for my sister's
funeral. This year, I planned to complete
Durango is a well known mountain biking area.
The 4 nights gave me time to acclimatize myself
for the altitude and ride. The short drive
from Durango to Cortez included a visit to Mesa
Verde and allowed me to check out more trails. Next
was Four Corners and Bluff, UT. Played tourist
there on the way to my motel in Mexican Hat. Since
I was in the area, drover over to Goosenecks State
Park and Valley of the Gods.
From Mexican Hat, it was down to Monument Valley.
My original plans did not include a stop in
Sedona. I heard it is a good mountain biking
area and came highly recommended by my fat tire
friends. Finally, after 8 nights on the,
I arrived in Scottsdale for the reunion.
apologies for missing taking photos of the shooters
and the anglers. I was back at the hotel from
my ride, but had to make a trip to the room - and
that's when the shooters left. Regarding
fishing, I am an early riser, but it was just too early for me.