Some people look down long noses at blogs like the BCB as being uninspiring and/or intellectually trivial. It use to get under my skin to the point that I'd rail against such people in comments boxes, trying to explain the inexplicable, only to be told that I was "missing the point" of the post. I guess I'm just too dumb. I don't get why some find it necessary to criticize lesser Blogs. Why does it bother them that people are different? Honestly, I can't see the harm in showing the world one of my chosen art forms, one that allows readers a glimpse of what it's like to hike, bike, photograph, live, or simple RV through glossy magazine-like places, most of which are off the beaten path. If that makes me simple, so be it. If photos and trail experience descriptions of some of the best hiking and biking opportunities in the Four Corner states (and occasionally beyond) bothers them then they shouldn't look in on the BCB, because that, along with a few stories, is what will be found. And another thing...why would Google Ads and/or "friends and followers" threaten or bother them? Does it somehow cheapen or lower the value of the content to try and make a living on the road? I have found that criticism is often the tool of choice for the insecure. So go ahead and blast away at different RV Lifestyles. Hell, why stop there...
Bobbie had an Art's Council meeting in Ridgway on Friday so I dropped her off and killed a couple of hours looking for some Autumnal Eye-candy Postcard shots up around Dallas Divide and Last Dollar Road to Telluride.
With Goldie pretty much under the weather and cold. I wasn't especially fond of working inside and tracking mud...a good excuse, eh?
So we hit the road north to Ridgway under blueing skies and along a red rocked byway.
I liked this photo of an old International pickup truck so much it went straight to the header :))
Outside Ridgway the climb begins...up to Dallas Divide.
This was the reward for getting out of my easy chair...Love those San Juan Mountain backdrops.
Tho muddy, I hit Last Dollar Road...and wound my way into a winter wonderland.
Last fall Marathon Man Leonard and I mountain biked from Ridgeway,up Dallas, up Last Dollar...all the way to Telluride (well, almost...we tuckered out just short of town and caught a lift). It's a great ride...not too steep, not too rough, and lots of Aspen to ogle.
There are so many more Postcards...this was just a teaser. Today we will be off to hike a well-aspened Cutler Creek Trail...just a few miles north of Lovely Ouray. Wednesday is supposed to be Departure Day around here. Lord willing we will head for the Moab area for a time. The forecast is for temps in the low 80's! Yikes, that's going to feel hot to a couple of Ouranians. :)