Danny and I fell in love at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival twenty-seven years ago. We hadn’t been back. It takes seven hours to drive to this very special Colorado locale. It was worth every hour.
We biked from town into the box canyon. We planned to bike and then hike to the top of Bridal Veil Falls. I stopped every few hundred yards to take photographs.
Run off from the mine turned the water a luminescent green. Do you see the vegetation on the right side of the valley? It was re-established with plantings after mining.
We searched for a path to take us to the bottom of the falls. We could 4-wheel it, but we would have missed the adventure!
Can you see the waterfall in the distance? We hiked above it.
We continued to hike up the canyon.
The mountains rose up on all sides.
Our goal. Danny suggested shimmying on the cable, Bear Grylls-style. Next time!
We were getting closer and yet we still had a trek ahead of us.
Above the falls!
We’ve been on an amazing journey and it all started here in Telluride.
Come for the Ride. Stay for adventure, I always say.
Are you a hiker or a biker?
All photographs were taken with a Sony Nex-3N DSLR