As promised, I’m posting highlights of the awesome trip my best friend and I took in July – Who’s my best friend, you ask? My mom – She knows me, knows my history, knows how I’ve stumbled and fell and still loves me just the same – Unconditional love is learned at the knee of your mother – if you’re lucky – –
Pictures will never do justice to any of the places we visited, but perhaps, I can share just a slice of the wonder of this place:
Oops! No photo from Devil’s Overlook, which should have been the crowning glory of pics – – Alas, half way down the trail, all bird and small animal chatter goes dead silent, no people voices, and rustling in the bushes up off the trail – – near dusk – – visceral reaction that had the hairs standing up on the back of my neck and my tummy churning – started back up trail and asked Mom to stay behind me (though what I could have done is in question…and she complained it’s hard to stay behind me when I’m walking away from her so fast… 🙂 )
Back at car, I analyzed my response – all I could hear was my ole Dept. of Wildlife friend saying, “If the chatter stops, a predator is near” and “Mountain Lions are most active early morning and around dusk” – – Having previously viewed a mountain lion in my back yard in the early morn, I’m willing to give them space and admire from a distance.
Whether my inner self saved us or I’m a coward, I know not – I’d do the same thing again, even if it means I missed the view of a lifetime…and Mom’s disappointment because it was what she most wanted me to see…
I did not take pictures here, as I wasn’t sure if it was okay or not – plus, I was too busy experiencing it to think to ask or take out my camera!
Museum is located in the heart of original homestead of Chief Ouray and his wife, Chipeta.
If you’re in the area, make this stop a Must See.