This is the first set of pictures from the motorcycle trip portion of my travels last weekend. First stop after the backpacking trip was to ride out to Parachute, CO and visit the Project Rulison nuclear test site. I rode around on gravel roads for an hour or so exploring after checking out the ground zero of the test site.
Information on the use of these nuclear weapons for gas exploration in New Mexico and Colorado can be found here: http://clui.org/newsletter/winter-2013/nuclear-fracking
The area around Parachute (which used to be called Grand Valley) is quite stunning, and beautiful desert accented by rich green areas along the Colorado river.
The picture of me was taken by accident by the GoPro when I was doing work on it… it looked OK so I figure I’d post it.