The weather has been very unsettled this year. We have had a lot of rain, wind, and cool cloudy days. I'm sure the locals are cheering as there is quite a bit of snow on the higher elevations already. Last year the nearest ski resort, Purgatory, had to delay their opening for lack of snow. I don't think that will be the case this year, but we'll see.
After the snow and rain came one day, and the next day turned out to be beautiful we decided to go for a short hike around Andrew's Lake. It was around 60 degrees at the campground and I didn't really think it through and didn't bring a heavy coat or gloves, and when we got to the lake it was a balmy 37 degrees for our hike. But wow, was it gorgeous with the snow frosting the trees and the mountains.
|A snowy wonderland|
We haven't gone back up since and they've had much more snow, even the town of Silverton got several inches two nights ago.
We decided to go into town and see the Durango and Silverton train museum, no, even in all these years coming here, we'd never gone before. It was interesting, lot of memorabilia, and 2 engines and several cars on exhibit.
|This is the engineer's view|
he stands or sits in the tiny area to the right
|A view into one of the cars|