Craig! I'm so glad to hear of someone who lives in CO. I've been wanting some personal feedback about the area.
My husband and I have been visiting Silverton the last few years camping. We take the roads over to Ouray, Telluride,
etc. Last Sept, we were near the top of Ophir pass (we off-road) and a couple of crazy men were BIKING up it!
Why do I have a feeling that you have been one of those "crazies?"
We've thought about cashing in our California home and thought of Durango as a spot - but the weather, I fear would
wreck havoc on my joints...also, medical care has been a big concern because I'm ill so often. It sounds like maybe
Durango wouldn't be for me. We're also looking in to Colorado Springs (haven't actually been there yet to see if even
like it) or Cedar City, Ut. How bad were you with the winters prior finding medicine that helped?
Great pics of the area - did you take any of them? ...I miss it....we were going to head that way again this year, but
decided to head up to Yellowstone for a change of scenery. My husband rescued our dog up on Ophir Pass our first
year there, Sheriff said the border collies are a dime a dozen and she would probably be put to sleep. So, we took
her home. She is one awesome dog. I should post the link to my web page about our last trip there (if i can find
the address) I have some decent photos of our excursions... and some just okay ones....
That whole area is just so lovely. . . . . .