Southern Colorado Fall Colors
On Monday, September 18, 2006, we
took a drive from Haviland
Lake, above Durango,
550 to Ridgeway. Then we turned west on Colorado
62. We turned down Last Dollar
Road, and then down County
58P to Sawpit, where that road meets Colorado 145. Then we
drove south on 145 to Dolores, then back to Durango. It had snowed on Saturday at high
The pictures below were taken on
The picture below was taken between
Silverton and Ouray, below Red Mountain Pass
Below is the entrance to Last Dollar
Ranch, located on Last Dollar Road.
I don’t know if the ranch is named that
because the original owner paid his last dollar for it –
But, if so, I’m inclined to think he
got his money’s worth.
The picture below was taken from
Sunshine Campground, and shows Wilson Peak and Sunshine Mesa
Below is Trout Lake,
south of Telluride.
During the summer of 2006, all of which we spent in Colorado, we did not run
our air conditioner. We took many great hikes, the last a ten or eleven mile
hike at elevations ranging between eleven and thirteen thousand feet on Lime Mesa. When the high
passes start to get snow, it’s time for us to go south – and we did.
We love Texas,
and will always be Texans – but we love the mountains, too.
© 2006 by Linden B. (Lindy) Sisk
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