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Tagged With: Colorado

Scotch Creek Was Not Stingy to Us

Telluride, Colorado, is one of those gritty, western mining towns cum tony ski mecca, like Crested Butte, Vail, Park City, and others.  Situated in a box canyon in the San Juan mountains, the town was founded in 1878. When the mines played out, many of these communities devolved to virtual ghost towns, a small resident … Continue reading »

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Maroon Creek

The Maroon Bells, near Aspen are purported to be Colorado’s most photographed vista, a state blessed with an embarrassment of scenic riches.  Maroon Lake, at an elevation of 9,850′, is a liquid emerald, a worthy foil to the two fourteeners that serve as its backdrop, Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak  The Maroon Bells derive their … Continue reading »

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Chicago Creek

I am a frugal person, some might say cheap, but I don’t take offense at that.  I drive a ten-year-old vehicle with 200,000+ miles on the odometer and am hoping for 200,000 more,  no doubt a result of a childhood sharing a two bedroom, one bath post WW2 bungalow with my parents and brother and sister, traumatized by enduring … Continue reading »

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