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... restaurant, and a very small coffee shack. It seems that everyone in town works at the local marble quarry. This is the quarry that built Washington DC. Marble for the White House, Lincoln Memorial and many other landmarks came from this mine.
One of the reasons that I choose to camp here for two days was that I was dying to see the Crystal River Mill. This is a long abandoned mill used in gold mining ...
What a day! First on the list was the Stanley Hotel. We took the tour and found out the hotel was where Stephen King was inspired to write The Shining, but none of the movie was filmed there. We got to see a few of the main rooms and learned about the twin brothers who built the hotel in 1907. It's supposedly haunted by several ghosts, and Jim Carrey was freaked out by the room he was in and left the hotel in the middle of the night.
... Falls. We got to the trail, but chose not to do the hike. Again today, the storms were moving in. I didn't want to get caught up on a dirt road that was getting washed out. So we headed back down the mountain and back to Gunnison. The timing was almost perfect. We just got down to the paved road before the heavy rains came.
Tomorrow - Lake City, CO.
Chuck and Sheila Noel ...
... Pass as we headed to Buena Vista. We plan to meet Randy Peters and his wife Dori. Randy is a friend of mine who I worked with for many years at John Deere. Randy retired in 2009 and moved to his dream house in the mountains in Buena Vista. It should be a good visit. While traveling through the pass, Sheila and I stopped to have a bit of a snowball fight.
Chuck and Sheila Noel
... Heart of the Rockies", settled in 1880. Had coffee at a local cafe, all bib and braces overalls and big hats. Sampled peach pie- yum!
Drove through Buena Vista then past Mt Princeton, 14,000 feet. Travelled along the Arkansas River then up Independence Pass (named by prospectors who defied the local law) from Twin Lakes to the top at 3703 metres. Thick snow everywhere. Glad we had boots and anoraks. Climbed the last 5 metres for ...