Chasing Gold

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We are getting ready to return to the West. We’re headed to desert, then mountains this time. We know it’s been a very LONG winter for people living year round in our little corner of Southwest Colorado. I expect we’ll see snow on the ground in places.

Last fall we made a late trip to see the aspens change. I don’t know why this never got posted, but here we go–late, but a lasting impression.

The “Silver Thread” is 120 miles of two lane that weaves together some of the most beautiful scenery in Southwest Colorado. Once a footpath for Ute Indians, today it travels through four counties and three small towns. At its heart, is the former silver town of Creede where we are lucky enough to spend some time in the summer. This fall we took a late September trip chasing gold along “The Thread” and points north and west. We photographed a couple of sunrises that were nothing short of holy. Here’s some of what we saw.

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