Travel

For those of you interested Only in TRAVEL, I (Jack) wrote the blog between March 2010 and October 2010 during our travels west. We saw the most beautiful places and had the best time in our big truck and little trailer. See Blog Archive below.

Sep 29, 2016

Telluride (To Hell You Ride)

We thought the Aspens were beautiful on the way to Silverton, yesterday, but I think we hit the peak season on our ride to Telluride. I was there in the 90s. It certainly has grown, as has Silverton, but faster. I've heard Oprah has a home somewhere in the hills. There was a festival going on, but I suspect that the number of people and cars doesn't change. It's much different than my first time there since it has become a popular skiing and festival destination. Susan walked around town and I went to see what I wanted to see--the restored power house which was the reason for our first visit years ago (Rich and Me). I found an interesting story about a young couple who decided to do the restoration. I used to look up places I thought would be interesting to visit when we left for the summers. It was a small unassuming town at that time. The first bank Butch Cassidy ever robbed is in Telluride.

I probably took hundreds of pictures on this ride, and I'm too tired to go through looking for the best...but, here are more than I should probably post. So, no need for more words.





A Beautiful Walk at the bottom of the canyon












6 comments:

  1. Yes you hit the Aspens at there peek how awesome. Love the way they thread through the pines. The house on the cliff is something else and the little houses along the lake or river. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks, Jo. We were lucky to hit it at just the right time.

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  2. Beautiful colors and waterfall pictures - just can't be beat.

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    1. I guess you and Jim are used to seeing this kind of scenery--to us it's a real treat. We were just dumbfounded by how beautiful the ride was.

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  3. You really got some great photos and at just the perfect time. Glad you made it there when you did. It's beautiful.

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  4. I replied once. I learned this: The two main access locations are at Needleton, the entrance to Chicago Basin; and Elk Park, access point to the Colorado Trail. Please refer to the timetable below to find the dates & times of the train scheduled to allow pick up and drop off at these flagstops. Call our reservation office for dates and times of other flagstops. Elevations range from 8,000 feet at trailheads to over 14,000 at the peaks. Trail conditions often change rapidly; please be well prepared! For information regarding trail conditions, to acquire a trail map, or to purchase back country insurance (highly recommended), contact the U.S. Forest Service at 970-247-4874.

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