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... over the street from one end. Ouray, like so many other towns in Colorado, was an old mining town. Its Main Street is registered as a National Historic District. There's a road leading off the Main Street that leads to a pretty waterfall. The hike up to the base is incredibly steep, but we had just eaten elk burgers and washed them down with beer so it was all good. The girls enjoyed being able to take a dip in the cool water once we got to the base. ...
... but they can never do justice to something like this. Most come back sometime and explore it close up - a trek would be ideal!
Later on in the day we pass through Monument Valley - another awesome place of *********e mountains left in place after surrounding rock has been eroded away over the years. The shapes (monuments) were incredible - hope the photos do them justice!
Then the rain comes as we try to finish ...
... Myra (a few times) and
Ralph and Marsha
Rick and Nancy
It took awhile to get the house back in order and the camper cleaned out. While it was a great experience.... "there is no place like home". (Dorothy - Wizard of Oz)
Who knows where the next adventure will be.
... Junction took over after sunset and we wound down to Fruita.
We killed a rabbit.
Well, the rabbit actually killed himself and the truck tire was the means of his Hari Kari.
Shower. Sleep. Green River Melons and Oatmeal for breakfast. Truck detail and Peggy and I were rolling once again.
Thus ended my "day or two" in Grand Junction. I can not express the extent of my thankfulness to ma nouvelle famille de western CO.
... insulation on the underside of the hood. They are only cute from afar…
My next hike was a little northwest of Silverton, to a lake that is a phenomenal light blue. The pictures I’ve seen of Ice Lake are amazing, but I wasn’t fortunate enough to see the lake on a sunny day. This day proved to be cloudy and raining throughout, but it was still amazing. Though it was only a drizzle for most of the hike, at the top, it turned ...