Friday, July 21, 2006

Just one of our many daily visitors. There is sometimes as many as a dozen hummers at this feeder. Posted by Picasa

Evening view from our campsite. Down the valley toward Durango... Posted by Picasa

The Galloping Goose made daily trips to mining areas north of Dolores. Posted by Picasa

Oldest operating brewery in Dolores, CO Posted by Picasa

Ted & Jan having a cold brew at the Dolores River Brewery Posted by Picasa

Story of the Spanish friars Escalante & Dominguez Posted by Picasa

Kiva in the Escalante pueblo. Escalante wrote about this pueblo in his journal, making it the first written account of an archaeological site in southwestern Colorado. Posted by Picasa

Escalante Pueblo 12th century ruins named after the Spanish friar who explored this area in 17776 Posted by Picasa

McPhee Reservoir & Dam built just outside Dolores in the 1980s. Reservoir was created by daming the Dolores River Posted by Picasa

Two views of Ute Mountain... one from the Ancestral Puebloans the other the scientific view point Posted by Picasa

Ute Mountain as viewed from Escalante trail Posted by Picasa

This pueblo style museum was constructed by the Bureau of Reclamation & houses the Anasazi Heritage Center headquarters & interpretive museum. Posted by Picasa

Entrance to The Anasazi Heritage Center & Canyons of the Ancients National Monument just outside Dolores, CO Posted by Picasa

Elk in meadow on Hyw 550 between Durango North KOA & Durango Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 17, 2006

While it was a great drive on the "rim" we encountered some bad road sections - some worse than this - and the problem was that we had to get back to work in a little over than an hour.  Posted by Picasa

Saturday, July 15, 2006

After shopping in Durango, we decided to return to camp via a new route. The route took us to over 10,000 feet elevation on the western rim of the "hills" above Durango. The trip presented loads of nice views along a 20 mile dirt road. Posted by Picasa