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... visit, he provided several firsthand accounts of railway history, back to the 1920s when the train originally hauled sheep, lumber, and coal. He worked on his father's ranch, tending up to1,000 sheep and recalled a time when tens of thousands of sheep grazed in the mountains surrounding the valley. The Great Depression wiped out many of those ranches and tough times fell on the area until a 1950's oil boom resurrected jobs and the railroad.
We invited him ...
... maybe even over a billion – they were possibly the most abundant mammal in North America.
Prairie dogs are very susceptible to bubonic plague and many wild colonies have been wiped out by it. The largest recorded prairie dog' town' covered some 25,000 square miles (65,000 square kilometers). That Texas town was home to perhaps four hundred million prairie dogs. Had a great ride south but cold coming home with solid rain for the last 20 miles. A great weekend....
... peas from Char's garden at 7,800 ft altitude. Life's good!!!!
'Chama' is the western terminus of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, a steam-driven, narrow gauge heritage railway which carries visitors to and from Osier, CO and Antonito, CO during the ...
... down time just sitting outside while the kids played. We did the bike trail and noticed a big difference in how quickly we got out of breath because of the altitude. We were 7200ft above sea level and even the kids noticed the difference. There was information about altitude sickness at the office but we had been climbing gradually the last few days so we didn't have any problems. After dinner ...
... loafering with my family draws us closer. I'm not like one of those Woody Guthrie hobos, although I think I have some of the skills to be one. (Bravery is probably something I would need to work on.) I have always been a loaferer. As a kid I asked my mother to show me where all the "busy streets" ended. I went for meandering bike rides and long walks and mapped my routes. Today I love seeing where an interstate highway ends as much as I used to enjoy seeing where Foster Avenue, the ...