|[The Spanish Peaks, from near La Veta, Colorado]|
Across southern Colorado from Cortez to Pagosa Springs, across Wolf Creek Pass ("...way up on the Great Divide, truckin' on down the other siii-iiide..." if you know the song. If not, never mind.).
|[Blanca Peak, and neighbors, east of Alamosa, Colorado.]|
Refueled at Monte Vista, still shaking my head at how far gas prices have fallen in a year. Not complaining, though.
Approaching Walsenburg and I-25, I saw the turnoff onto Colorado 12, south to La Veta and the Spanish Peaks. I took it. Seventy miles of slower mountain road south to Trinidad, but beautiful and...Lonesome lovely. Lonesome Valley Days for sure.
|[Downtown La Veta, Colorado, January sunset time.]|
Further south, after dark, I even caught the sight of a mountain lion that had just crossed the road, ambling on down to the creek bottom. Good medicine.
Photo locations: Alamosa, Costilla, and Las Animas Counties, southern Colorado.
© 2015 Stephen J. Krieg