July 13, 2009 – Gold Camp Road

View along Gold Camp Road

View along Gold Camp Road

Monday, July 13, 2009


As requested, here’s a picture from Colorado. There were actually 3 other pictures that I was going to post before this one, but in the end I decided this picture was a better representation of the area of Colorado where I grew up (Colorado Springs) than the other ones. Those other pictures aren’t going anywhere, you’ll see them eventually.

This is a view along Gold Camp Road, which is a 30-some mile forest road that takes you from southern Colorado Springs past the southern side of Pikes Peak out to mining country, near Cripple Creek and Victor. It’s a nice trip through the mountains, a great way to kill a few hours. I always like when you can take those forest roads and actually end up somewhere interesting. Out in Washington State, they usually just follow a river up a steep valley for awhile, then just end. This one is fun, because you end up in this old ghost town that has been rejuvenated by the addition of a bunch of casinos and stuff. So it’s like DisneyLand or something! A fun way to get away from the city.

Any other requests out there?

Map: http://bit.ly/cmpr1

Notes: Canon PowerShot S230 (Point and shoot). 1/250s, f/7.1.

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