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July 9-August 7, 2017; In Salida.
As I have said, I visited Salida during my time above Golden, and on July 26th I returned to resume my visit with Dan & Lee. I fully intended to stop along the way and take photos, but the weather was inclement (exciting though!), and I was running late. I was shown an extremely good time, and although I spent a certain amount of time doing paperwork (does it ever cease?), several forays were undertaken in Salida, and further afield. The photographs will tell the story.
|Frantz Lake on the outskirts of Salida.|
|A Cormorant on the lake …|
|… probably a Double-crested.|
view of Frantz Lake |
with the beginnings of the Collegiate Range beyond.
lake a short distance from Frantz Lake |
and next to the Arkansas River,
with Salida Hill beyond
the cone shaped hill in the center).
|This lake …|
|Another day …|
|… a hike …|
|… was taken …|
|… into Browns Canyon …|
|… to the North …|
|… of Salida;|
|… the Arkansas River …|
|… flows through it;|
|… and there are …|
|… wildflowers …|
|… here too;|
|… these red ones are some sort of Penstemon.|
two Bambis really wanted to come |
and have supper in Dan & Lee’s yard.
… Please? |
(incidentally, Salida is riddled with deer).
Princeton, with the “Chalk Cliffs” |
displayed at the base;
these are not actual chalk,
but I believe a form of shale.
|A storm near Buena Vista, 22 miles north of Salida.|
Castles on forest road 307, |
off of US285, east of Buena Vista.
|Twin Lakes …|
|… north of Buena Vista …|
|… on the way to Leadville.|
The next post completes my picture-log of my Salida sojourn.