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March 14th 2012
Published: October 1st 2017
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Spent the morning working. We did take a short break around 10am to watch the Durango-Silverton train leave.

After lunch, we tried a hike, but the road was a bit slick for our little rental car (who got us almost too the end of the road), and the trail was too muddy or too snowy. Since I wasn't dressed for a hike in the snow, we decided to take a drive.

And we were glad we did. The drive to Silverton then on to Ouray was spectacular. No other words for it. We had a particularly gorgeous day, were doing the drive in the late afternoon, and had snow-covered peaks every direction we looked.

Silverton was a bit sad -- clearly clinging desperately until summer and the train season. We had coffee and admired the brightly colored buildings on the broad boulevard.

We didn't linger in Ouray, since it was getting late ... I realized I remembered it because of the hot springs. Water and me -- it never fails.

Driving back across the road, we encountered the work of two avalanches, neither of which was there on our way out.

Arrived Durango just as it was getting dark. Dinner, then work, then bed.

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