Silverton CO & Chama NM - 2017
Silverton CO RV Park
Kendall Mountain near Silverton
Lots of wildflowers. This year we went in July instead of August.
I got a buzz cut
A lot more snow left than in August
Laney on the prowl
Had to walk across. No one fell through.
Much much more snow than last year
Blue tinted water in the lake and happy dogs
Someone must have slalomed down
Lunch at the top
The infamous EPA spill
The road we came on by Lake Como
Wildflowers and a cabin
Rode our bikes around Silverton and the Cemetery
A good pizza place
A lot of new exhibits in the museum
Winter can yield 20ft or more of snow
More water than usual due to snow runoff
Mining car rails
Rained every day
Ruby the Wonder Dog
Had some difficulty on one stretch, but a winch resolved it
Should have got a half order...
Made from antique baseball gloves. It can be yours for $28000
Prettier than the flowers
Spotted a moose on the way back from Ouray
Looking at us
By the RV Park in Chama NM
A lot of fishing
The next morning the fire ignited by itself
Hamburgers for a crowd
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad in Chama
Parlor car, includes breakfast, drinks, and lunch
This car followed our train part of the way
In the background, the tracks we will be going up in a little while up the mountain
The old Hwy 17
Tanglefoot curve. Crews would jump off here, walk to the lower track, inspect for burned out bearings, then reboard.
Los Pinos Tank
Cascade Trestle. 137ft above Cascade Creek.
Before the railroad, Osier was a toll station on the road from Conejos to Chama
We eat lunch in the building to the right of Osier
Turkey line and a Meat Loaf line. The turkey line, with a full Thanksgiving meal, was about 20 times longer than the meat loaf line.
Leaving Osier, going back the way we came
The other train leaving from Osier, going the other way
Highest point, Cumbres Pass
We stuck our heads out. No one got decapitated.
Another highway crossing
Very memorable trip!