Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Scene from the Leadville train

The Leadville railroad was cut through rock like this.

9 comments:

Dejemonos sorprender said...

The truly impressive as do trees grow between the stones .. lovely view, very beautiful forest of conifers .. cloudless sky that day.

~Cheryl said...

Very hardy people to whack through the mountains, and very hardy plants to find a little crack and hang onto it. Amazing country! It almost looks like a mountain cat sitting there in the shade -- the way the sun hits on the left among the trees. It hardly takes any imagination!

Thank you for stopping by; I always enjoy your comments! By the way, my traveling companion kept her face buried in a pillow the entire time we went over Monarch! Good thing it wasn't her turn to drive. :)

tapirgal said...

I never did take a train when I lived in Colorado, and I'm sure I would have liked this one. By the way, I believe John Day was not only lost, but also crazy.

Small City Scenes said...

It is truly amazing. the rocks fascinate me. Imagine cutting through them without all the modern machinery we have now. WOW!
Did the train go Choo Chooooooooo? MB

cieldequimper said...

A tribute to American railroads.

News here okay but I'm rushed off my feet.

VP said...

Awesome... This is so far from what I see around here...

joo said...

Marvellous place!

JM said...

Now this is a great scenery!

Francisca said...

Is that red lichen on the rock? For a photo on the run, that's impressively clear, Jacob!