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... of this area, Ouray was where the brothels became well established and frequented. There is not much evidence of them any more, especially in 'Mouse's Chocolate & Coffee Shop' where we had coffee and cookies, which were rather scrumptious. The whole area north of Durango is very mountainous and much greener - very like Austria or Switzerland. We then went through Montrose - a lot ...
... as well. This morning we went out to breakfast for some good food and more discussion. It was a very nice visit. Next time we are going to have to allocate some more time. Randy offered me a jeep ride in the mountains - that sounds exciting.
We left Buena Vista and followed Randy's recommendation to take Cottonwood Pass. It would cut some time off getting back to Gunnison and it would be a new experience; When we got outside of Buena Vista, we ran into a ...
about 10 minutes from the only stop light in town.
At Cottonwood hot springs there are 5 pools of varying
temperatures. Sean and I started off in the hottest pool and worked our way
down to the cooler levels. Before we jumped in the really cold pool, we dipped
back in the hottest pool. When it came time for us to run into the cold pool, I
noticed that my legs were barely working and I felt quite light headed. After
... and Blue Mesa Summit, where there was also the Blue Mesa Reservoir. Monarch Pass was at 11, 312 feet and was also at the Continental Divide, so now we are officially in the east again. The last leg of our journey today took us to Salida, where we stopped for the night. It was late when we got in, so we made it a pizza night and I finally got some laundry done. What a day of spectacular scenery!
... slipping) and you obviously don't need to spend hundreds of pounds on gear (well that's what we told ourselves anyway)! We eventually reached a lake called The Loch which was situated ......ft above sea level. It was outstanding; beautifully tranquil surrounded with rocks, mountain sides, trees and snow. The snow this high was icy cold and if one looked at a patch that had eroded naturally, it was crystal blue and had turned into odd shapes above the running water. The ...