On Sunday we headed south to Telluride so we could ride the Gondola and check out Mountain Village. After that we stopped at the Union Cafe in Ridgway for some delicious burgers, and then we headed up to Coal Creek to check out some more fall colors. Here’s a few photos I took along the way with my S90….
Boarding the Gondola to Mountain Village
We did a little hiking at the middle stop on the way back….St. Sophia Station.
Telluride down below
Here’s two pictures I took in Yankee Boy Basin. One last July and the other from this last weekend. There’s a huge difference in the scenery. Personally, I like the scenery in July better 🙂
On Saturday, Amanda and I spent the day at Arches National Park to do some wheeling, hiking, and sight-seeing. She had never been there before and wanted to go for her birthday.
We started out on the trail to Tower Arch.
Once you make it to the end of the trail, it’s a short hike to see the arch.
Just came across this article on the Salt Lake Tribune’s website.
An historic suspension bridge was destroyed Sunday when a young boy started a brush fire by playing with matches, Grand County sheriff’s deputies said.
The fire started at about 4 p.m. at the campground and boat ramp on Highway 128 near the Colorado River, deputies wrote in a statement. The fire moved up the river bank and “totally destroyed” the bridge, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, according to the state’s historical Web site.
The bridge was built in 1916 and “is significant for its outstanding engineering accomplishment and for its historical role as a vital transportation and commercial link connecting southeastern Utah with Colorado and other points east,” the Web site states.
Until Sunday, it was the state’s longest clear-span bridge – that is, the longest bridge with no supports built into the waterway it crosses.
This is terrible news. I have enjoyed photographing the bridge on a few different occasions. Amanda and I were just there a few weeks ago, and actually stayed at the same campground that it seems this fire originated from.
Here’s a few pictures of the bridge from just over two weeks ago.
After leaving The Badlands yesterday, Amanda and I stopped in Willimasport to see Indiana’s tallest freefalling waterfall. We also hiked down to the bottom. Here’s a few pics.
From the top.
From the bottom.
More pics can be seen starting on this page.