Leaving Steamboat and on our way to Vail
Eventually as we headed south from Steamboat, things became quite desolate, hot, and arid (photos #3 and #4). We drove through small towns with little in the way of services. They included Oak Creek (pop. 900), Phippsburg (pop. 204 in 2010), Yampa (pop. 246 in 2014), and State Bridge (pop. unkown as it has not been included in past census counts).
Arriving in Vail Village
A few images from Vail Village follow. I was once before in Vail. It was 1980 and I remember sitting in the lounge at the hotel I was staying at with my brother and father, watching the U.S. Men's Hockey Team win the gold metal at the Lake Placid Olympics. That was a long time ago and the hotel we stayed at has since been replaced.