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... winds thru the canyon and valleys as the builders took the path of least resistance. One of the pictures near the beginning show a map of the three routes up to Cripple Creek. The long one on the left is paved. The middle one is called the shelf and winds up the edge of the mountains. But we chose the Phantom Canyon because following the train bed sounded neat...and it ...
... to take these. But as you come upon it it is mind boggling and screaming, "take pictures, stupid". So we do.
Basically, the trip was 42 miles of traveling down a gorge. Rail Road tracks on the left, then the river, then us on the right. Weather today is kind of gloomy, not rainy, just gloomy. Hope tomorrow will be nice as we climb mountains to Cripple Creek, ...
... to see if we could find a laptop and a camera. We stopped at Office Depot and they had exactly what we were looking for and on sale. Ray bought us a new Nikon to thank us for the hospitality and for planning the trip. So very generous. I will think of my Aussie friends every time I use it and I use my cameras a lot.
Eric found a back way for us to travel from Canon City to Cripple Creek. Not Surprising. Eric likes the road less ...
... We drove 11 miles up the road to a little ghost town called St Elmo. St Elmo was a bustling mining town in the late 1800's now they boast a permanent year round population of 2. The Buena Vista Historical Society has done a nice job of maintaining the town and there is one building that serves as a gift shop and snack bar.
Immediately after pulling into town we found a spot near the old jail to enjoy our usual picnic lunch. After lunch ...
After two and a half days, and over 28 hours of driving we have finally arrived in Westcliffe. The journey can sometimes be interesting, but the destination was my main interest for the trip.
While I had seen the photos before, it is hard to develop a true appreciation for the scale of this area until you are here in person. I arrived in Westcliffe during a thunderstorm, so most of the mountains were hidden by clouds upon my ...
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