We leave Fruita to spend a good part of the day in the mountains and valleys of Colorado before arriving in New Mexico.
|Near Ridgeway CO|
|Wright Opera House, Ouray CO|
From Ouray, a sharp rise even higher....
How deep does the snow get?
The interpretative panel tells us the elevation at Red Mountain Pass is 11,018, with Uncompahgre National Forest behind us and San Juan National Forest ahead. Gold ore wagons first crossed here in 1878.
|Willie at Red Mt. Pass Between Ouray and Silverton|
Summer is almost over, and the snow will not have time to melt....
Willie of Willie's Tug,
and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
Sunday, September 29, 2013