"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood... And sorry I could not travel both. I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference." --Robert Frost

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A little time near Montrose

Montrose Fairgrounds
Montrose, Colorado


I snapped a couple more pictures as we left Crested Butte to spend a little time in Montrose.  I loved all the tools and iron decorations they hung on this little house.


 
We took a day trip out on the back roads to do some hiking and caching.

 
We just can't get enough of the gorgeous mountains here in Colorado!

 

 
The trails wrapped through some dense ferns under the Aspen.


  

The view of the valley stretching out back towards town was very pretty.  You could see for miles!


 
 
This is the best picture I could get as it was so far away and I only had my cellphone.  They call this rocky outcropping on top of this peak Castle Peak/Mountain/Summit.  I can't remember now.  Below is zoomed in but again, not a great picture, but gives you an idea.  It really did looked like a fortress built on top, way up high.


 
We tried to find a geocache hidden here, but with the clue being "under a rock" (!!) it was impossible to find!  Since this is an active avalanche area, we think it might have been buried.  It was very hard to walk on as it would slide very easily and was quite steep.

 
As we came out of the mountains and into the rolling rangelands, I fell in love with this ranch.  They grew a lot of hay and had beautiful open hay barns scattered all around what is 1000's of acres.  All in beautiful would like the house, with red tin roofs.

Such a pretty house.  I'll take it!

    
On the right side is just one of several hay barns.  Not cheap!

Time to end our stay here and lift the jacks!

I forgot to mention the Montrose County Fairgrounds where we stayed.  Water, Electric and dump station for $10.  Not the prettiest, but did the job while we were here.

There was a motorcycle show going on while we were there and here is a couple of guys set-ups.  They had little trailers that turned into pop-up tents.  Very cute.

On the way out of town we passed this guy with his horses.  What was funny was that he had just picked up a pizza to go.  See the box behind him?
 

4 comments:

  1. I'm loving all your beautiful pics of Colorado - what a great summer you had!! I definitely agree that ranch would be hard to beat. The aspens and ferns look so quiet and peaceful.

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    1. Thanks Jodee. We will be sad to be leaving Colorado this Saturday. We have LOVED Colorado!!

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  2. Colorado looks beautiful...what great pics! We hope to be able to go there someday! Unfortunately, it's a tad bit chilly there in the winter (when we cross the border south) LOL

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    1. Yes, very cold before May and once September rolls around! Gorgeous though! LOVE IT!

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