We wanted to take Ridgway friends Jim and Susan Wing on a 4wd trip while here, but an early winter storm left at foot of snow at 12,000 ft. So instead of taking Brown’s Gulch and Ophir Pass, we had to stick to lower roads either free of snow or nearly so. Snow hung on the pine trees but did not take many aspen leaves off.
The pictures are just as they came from the old Canon S2 IS 5 mp camera. without photoshopping.
The first few pictures are from the same spot as several in my blog posted yesterday. This time the water in the pond was still, making for nice reflections. Lots of photographers were out today, too.
These two below were from the scenic view turnout at the old Idorado Mine turnout on 550, the “Million Dollar Highway”.
These Red Mountains are no longer red!
We took the South Mineral Road back several miles beyond the formal campground and found these two waterfalls.
Next was lunch at the Handlebar J in Silverton. We got there just as the second train of the day had arrived. The dessert was named Colorado Mud.
Next we took the excellent road to Gladstone to explore some of the two track roads into side canyons. With cloudy skies and snow , we were nearly in a world of black and white.
Jo’s jacket was not quite adequate for this elevation.
Susan Wing, Jo and Jim Wing.
Now I am in the mix.