Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Telluride Room

Our Wilkinson Public Library has an entire room devoted to the history of Telluride. There is a gorgeous cherry wood table in the center, pictured here.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Chair 8

Snowless view of the base of Chair 8. This ski lift is located in town near the gondola station, shops and restaurants.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Free Parking

The Carhenge parking lot is our own version of Stonehenge, located on the south side of town.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Lift 7

The base of Lift 7, one of the original ski lifts built in Telluride. It's a 2-person chair lift that has been described as "rickety" more than once by our local newspaper. It is a fun ride up to the top of the mountain during ski season.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Telluride Alpenglow

The sun shining on Ajax Peak and the clouds made so many different colors Saturday evening.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Aha!

This is the Aha School For the Arts with the Telluride gondola way above going across the ski run.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Feeling Patriotic

Flags flying on July 4th in front of the Italian restaurant Rustico. It was one of our warmest days this summer. Our temperatures are currently in the low 70's for the high and a low in the 40's at night.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Bear Creek Falls

If you hike the easy trail that I posted the trailhead sign of yesterday, this is what awaits you at the end.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Bear Creek Preserve

The trailhead to the Bear Creek Preserve is on the edge of town on South Pine. The preserve offers an easy hike in the summer and back country skiing in the winter. If you're lucky (or unlucky) you might even spot a black bear.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Need Park Information?

The Park and Recreation Department office in Telluride at the park.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Black Bear Sighting

The entrance of one of my favorite shops, Zia Sun. One of these days I'll get up early enough to get a picture of a real black bear. They are often in the alleys of Telluride at night and early in the morning going through the trash cans.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Rainy Afternoon at Alta Lakes

Alta Lakes, elevation 11,296 feet.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Cloud of Doom

A small but threatening cloud above Ajax Peak.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Dreaming of Snow

This is one of my favorite photos I took skiing earlier this year. I'm hoping for another record year of snow!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Blue Lake

Blue Lake sits high above Bridal Veil Falls in East Basin at an elevation of 12,200 feet. Accessible only by hiking.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Trout Lake

Trout Lake, located off of highway 145 near the summit of Lizard Head Pass.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Main Street

This photo was taken as I crossed main street. All summer there is a banner hung across the road for whatever festival is currently happening. This week has been the Telluride Chamber Music Festival.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Ghost Town

The ghost town of Alta near Telluride and the ski area.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Colorado State Flower

Columbines above Ingram Lake.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Telluride Gondola

This is a Telluride gondola cabin coming into the St. Sophia station at the top of the mountain at an elevation of 10,551 feet above sea level. It's the only free transportation of it's kind and links Telluride to the town of Mountain Village.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

From the Imogene Pass Summit, 13,114 Feet

Imogene Pass is the other Jeep trail leading into Telluride. It is a shortcut from Ouray to Telluride that takes 2 1/2 hours and is the second highest pass in the US. The only vehicular pass higher than Imogene is Mosquito Pass in the Leadville, Colorado area.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Steps of Black Bear Pass

There are three roads leading into Telluride in the summer and two of them are unpaved serious Jeep trails. Black Bear Pass is one of the unpaved roads into town.

Friday, August 8, 2008

The King and I

The delicious and beautiful entree "The King and I" at Siam.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Gone Fishing

The kids fishing pond at the park.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls, just east of Telluride, the highest cascade waterfall in Colorado with water falling 365 feet. The hydroelectric power plant at the top of the falls was built in the early 1900's to provide electricity to mining operations in the mountains above Telluride. The building is now registered as a National Historic Landmark, but is on private property.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

After the Rain

The skies were trying to clear after an afternoon mountain shower.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Sunset

Sunset over the Telluride airport.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Looking Down on Telluride

Telluride from the road up to Bridal Veil Falls.