Thursday, July 05, 2007

Colorado Rockies ... celebrate America!

It's a Colorado Rocky Mountain high,
I've seen it raining fire in the sky,
You can talk to God and listen
To the casual reply....
Rocky Mountain high ... Colorado.

-- John Denver

Once panned for gold, the mountain streams are beautiful ... and cold!

Blooming cactus found at 8,000 feet.

Brainard Lake high in the Roosevelt National Forest.
Elevation: 10,300 feet

Estes Park
The Stanley Hotel
Estes Park, Colorado
Setting for the Stephen King movie
"The Shining."

The old mining town of Gold Hill

The best treasures can be found on back roads ... and we've been on many up through the mountains exploring old mining towns, high mountain lakes, glaciers, and more.

Photos by SWAC Daughter & SWAC Girl

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