Striking hard road on U.S. 30, I turned East for the first time and opened the throttle wide for sheer joy. It was the first good highway I had been on in two weeks. Again going South I left Laramie, Wyoming and crossed over into Colorado making a side trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. This park features a breathtaking ride up the Trail Ridge Road to Fall River Pass at 12,000 feet. The road, here too, were in terrible condition owing to road construction. Leaving the Park I later crossed Berthoud Pass on my way to Denver. A quick trip back into Wyoming for the Cheyenne Rodeo and again in Colorado a few days in the Cripple Creek gold district around Pike’s Peak, concluded my mountain adventures. I had seen deer, bear, moose, elk, and countless wild fowl and incidentally not one rattlesnake.