The ride over was uneventful really. The van did well but the motor is extremely underpowered for the mountain passes. We went over Cottonwood just west of Buena Vista and I actually had to drive the last 4 miles or so in second gear just to maintain about 4k rpm's which is where that motor is happiest. Plenty of time to take in the sights. Here Bodhi is wondering if we're almost there yet?
I think I can I think I can...
Slogging up the Pass. We've gotten so much rain this spring that Colorado is greener than I've ever seen it. I'm amazed at how much ground foliage has popped up.
This is on top of Cottonwood Pass.
Still decent snow drifts/fields up top.
It was a super fun trip. The van is so much more comfortable to camp in than a tent. Unfortunately I need to track down some issues with it today. I pulled in the driveway last night and went back out later to notice a puddle of coolant/oil under the bellhousing. The Waterboxer motor is a strange one. There is only one place where there could be a transfer of these fluids. After looking into it last night for a few minutes (checking the dipstick and coolant reservoir which turned out fine) I honestly think I may be dealing with 2 separate leaks that appear to be mixing. I'll know more today and whether or not I'll be pullnig a motor anytime soon.