Not because it was the first stop, but because it was the only stop where I shot only digital. It was raining and I didn't feel inspired to get out my film equipment. Also the place was over-run with tourists. Not exactly a vibe that inspires me either. But still some interesting images.
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Add Colorado Fall colors, which were at their Peak during our travels:
The Pawnee Mill Stables, currently under restoration:
The train grade of course was built to transport the silver ore. In some cases preprocessed at the Santiago Mill. But other mines were downhill from the Mill (and you don't take ore up hill to be processed). So these mines loaded the ore directly on the train using these chutes:
We are currently touring the the Cripple Creek Mining District. More on that soon.