Thursday, July 23, 2009

From the Shelf Road

This is the view from the shelf road of Ophir Pass. Nestled down in the valley is our neighboring town of Ophir, population around 130. Most of the people there work in Telluride and the children go to Telluride schools. Since the San Juan Mountains have some of the most avalanche-prone terrain in the continental United States, occasionally in the wintertime the town of Ophir is avalanched in for a few days.

9 comments:

Memphis MOJO said...

It's extremely nice how the colors blend together in this photo!

Sharon said...

gorgeous view!

B SQUARED said...

A beautiful view, certainly worth the effort to get there.

Hilda said...

Magnificent!
But I'm amazed that people would choose to live in a place that can get isolated because of avalanches…

Tricia said...

WoW - That must be a big decision to move into that town, but that view... WOW! Absolutely gorgeous!

Lois said...

What a pretty little town!

behcet said...

very good

DaveO said...

It's a beautiful area. Lisa. I was on top of Haycamp Mesa at 10,000ft looking north yesterday on a mtnbike ride, and could see Mt Wilson by your home and Ophir. Although i got pounded by rain and hail, it was well worth it :-)

Jacob said...

The photo is absolutely gorgeous...with wonderful colors in those mountains!

Great job.

130 people avalanched in! Yikes!