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Monthly Archives: August 2011
Galloping Goose #4 rides the rails again! I had the wonderful and rare opportunity to ride the restored Goose today. It’s been on display in Telluride, Colorado, and last ran 58 years ago. The Ridgway Railroad Museum started the restoration … Continue reading
Cow Creek Road is the eastern end of Ouray CR 12. The word that kept coming to mind as I rode the lengthy road this morning is “sylvan,” which comes from an old French word meaning “forest diety.” To say … Continue reading
Every once in awhile one encounters cognitive dissonance. In the photo I’m traveling north on Ouray CR 12 on my way to Cow Creek. The upside-down sign really caught my attention—the road actually turns right to the east.
This morning I took San Juan, Colorado, County Road 12 up to Clear Lake. The GPS track and pictures are found by going to this post. I’d concentrated so much on the road that I didn’t see the wildflowers at … Continue reading
Clear Lake in San Juan County, Colorado, is a pristine example of a high (above tree line) lake in the bowl of a glacially-carved basin—I traveled there this morning. The lake is natural and is reached by traveling up San … Continue reading
The Mancos Renaissance Fair was held this past weekend. I had the opportunity to spend several hours there on Saturday, August 20th, 2011. I had a nice chat with a gal who was spinning wool into yarn using an old-fashioned … Continue reading
I had a great chance to interview these two young people, both named John, about their chain mail, swords, and other miscellanea. If you know who these people are, let me know so I can credit them appropriately.
The Galloping Goose was a famous part of the Rio Grand Southern Railroad. RGS connected Ridgway with Telluride and, via Lizard Head Pass, down to Rico and around finally to Durango. The railroad went through some of the most spectacular … Continue reading
On July 1st I took the road up to Alta Lakes (see here). A few wildflowers caught my eye.