Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Leadville Train

Leadville is about 10,600 feet above sea level.

Monday, September 27, 2010

View from the Leadville train

In the background you can see the headwaters of the Arkansas River, one of the most beautiful rivers in the country, which winds its way through the states of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Gary & Cooper playing at Lake Blue Mesa

Note it's not Gary Cooper, it's Gary (son-in-law) and Cooper (Golden Retriever)...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Aspens going gold

This was from the Leadville train which takes you from Leadville, an old mining community and the highest town in the U.S., to Climax, up the mountain at almost 11,000 feet, a trip of about 13 miles.

Young bucks - caught off CR-12 near Cotopaxi

Great Sand Dunes - another view