US Route 6 goes from Provincetown, Massachusetts to Long Beach, California (though the last section of it in California was renumbered by the state) and I decided to follow it, or at least sections of it, on the way home. Even bought a tour book called Stay on Route 6.
We stayed the first night in Ely, Nevada. On the way out of town I saw what looked like a good place to walk a dog.
No visible “No Dogs” signs, and no one else around.
We made it to Grand Junction, Colorado that night.
The next day, we went on towards Denver, using a mix of the interstate and Route 6. A real treat was crossing the continental divided via Loveland Pass, at almost 12,000 feet. Part of the route goes past ski areas with slopes so steep I couldn’t imagine sliding down them on slippery sticks. But I’m a timid cross-country skier so maybe my perception is also a bit timid. The slopes I speak of are not in the picture below, but they didn’t seem too much different in steepness.
In Denver, there was some work to do to my car (backed into a tree and damaged the tail light on one side. Ooops.) and I stayed for a few days, visiting a friend who lives on a farm south of town. Then it was back to Route 6.