Blogs from Silt, Colorado, United States, North America


North America » United States » Colorado » Silt August 7th 2019

Well the Nelsonā€˜s are on another adventure. We are going to do some reminiscing from my youth. Or I should say I am reminiscing and Joanne is going along to listen to my reliving those memories. While I was attending the University of Colorado in Boulder I worked a summer building trails in the Roosevelt National Forest. My base was at the Stub Creek Ranger Station which housed the local rangers family. The forest service discontinued that practice many years ago. Now the cabin can be rented out so that is were we are staying. Nearest town is Walden a good hour drive away. No TV, no Wi-Fi, no cell phone. I think this is what they call off the grid. We will see how that goes. Right now are spending the night in Silt, Colorado ... read more
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View out our hotel window. Colorado River
Riverside walking path

North America » United States » Colorado » Silt August 22nd 2017

We drove about 300 miles today and I must say it was an interesting drive the entire way. First we drove over a hundred miles across a wide open sagebrush prairie with very little development, just cattle. We saw several prairie dog towns and I saw my first ever badger, although it was a dead one on the side of the road. After a short stint of urban driving through Denver we were suddenly in the mountains and done with the plains. The pass over the front range on I-70 topped out at over 11,000 feet in altitude. We saw a couple groups of bighorn sheep, then drove past some of the famous ski resorts. The last section was through a spectacular narrow canyon along the Colorado River (Glenwood Canyon). We stopped after that at a ... read more

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