Mining Town Remains
After going to a waterfall near Telluride one day not too long ago, we decided to explore another road I had been curious about. Up and around on a narrow dirt road we climbed, one switch-back after another. I avoided looking down at the cliff right below my passenger door and at the same time hoped no one would be coming the other way! The snow began to get a little deeper in spots as we gained elevation (ending up at about 11,000 feet). Finally we came upon an old mining, ghost town. At that high elevation and rugged landscape we were reminded of how tough the miners and other people who lived here back in the day were! Of course I needed to get in a few quick shots before it started to drizzle and get dark. Some of the buildings were without roofs and in bad shape… bowing and tilting and falling apart. I am keeping my fingers crossed that they will weather the winter months. It will be impossible to get up there without a snowmobile soon. I do hope they are still standing when I can go back in the late spring and spend more time. Here are a few favorites!
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