And yet another zigzag entry for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge. This time, the zigzagging is a result of human intervention – the 48-mile-long Trail Ridge Road in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. The road is the highest major highway in North America. It reaches an elevation of 12,183 feet above sea level at a point about one-half mile beyond the curve in the distance.
For intrepid visitors, there is 207-foot vertical climb up the Alpine Ridge Trail that begins steps away from the Alpine Visitor Center (pictured just off the parking lot). Keeping in mind we were almost 2-1/2 miles above sea level, the going was slow — sometimes only a few steps at a time — but the vista at the top was magnificent, as was the feeling of accomplishment!
For a zigzag created by Mother Nature, see my previous entry, Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.