We went with our daughter and son-in-law to where Cliff and his family have very long ties
Up, up we traveled way up into the Paonia Mountain Range (the Elk Mountain Range) —-(Boomer didn’t get to go)
The road was a steep and marvelous wonder
and stunning (somewhere over there is Crested Butte)
Until we drove into a lovely meadow, where we had lunch.
It was here Cliff showed us the marker commemorating his late Dad. Many generations of Rezak’s loving, and hunting, and living on this spot.
Then on we rode
All the while through
(This is Ragged Mountain)
Marvelous lush meadows
Delightfully full ponds
At one point we came upon a man-made object—a radio tower! Always a surprise to me, to see something like this in a prestine forest
We drove to snowbanks and through snowbanks
In lots of muddy melting water
In the thickly growing forests of the Standing People
Then down, down, down again, where we could get off and look back and see just where we had been.
It was a lovely day, and much needed as a wee break in work.
Back home again, standing at the edge of our field…I took a photo of the Elk Mountain Range…which I call the Paonia Mountains…
as a reminder of where we were and the beauty we just experienced.
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,