Aug 28, 2012
Flying from Gateway, Colorado.
|This is the setting at Gateway, Colorado!|
|And this looking south.|
|The airstrip is on BLM land right next to the upmarket resort.|
BLM = Bureau of Land Management, ie - public land.
A tingle in the tummy when flying an open aircraft like this over such country.....
|These are the remains of the 'Hanging Flume' |
which carried water to a hydraulic mining site down stream.
|Those timbers sticking out from the canyon wall used to support the flume.|
Must have been quite a job to drill all those holes at exactly the right level,
while dangling on ropes....
|It ran for many miles along these cliffs, and is an amazing engineering project for it's time.|
It was quite thrill to discover this without having heard about it beforehand.
|A more recent bit of engineering to cut this roadway into the cliff.|
|Driving south to Durango, had to cross two 11,000ft passes.|
Sure glad I had this F250 with the 7.3 litre turbo diesel, with 6-speed manual and exhaust brake.
A real brute of a towing truck.
Seen along the way......