After breakfast this morning Mike, Leslie, John and I packed a bunch of snacks and loaded up their truck and headed off to Silverton. We had all been to Silverton before but the scenery with the changing leaves and mountains never gets old. Every time you see it it feels like a brand new experience. The scenic drive is just awesome.
Flat Clayton went along for our adventure today. Here is John with Flat Clayton at Coal Bank Pass, one of the many roadside stops.
As we entered Silverton we noticed it was time for people to board the train for their ride back to Durango. Mike and John walked down to get some pictures.
Mike standing beside the Silverton train before it left.
Side view of the train.
I think this was the catering vehicle.
Mike and Leslie.
Flat Clayton on the road to the Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour.
Leslie and I all decked out in our slickers and hard hats ready for our tram ride into the side of the mountain.
This is how it looked as we entered the mountain side.
Our first stop.
Next our tour guide stopped to give us a demonstration on how the drills were used. He was very humorous and kept it interesting.
John standing next to one of the drills.
John and Mike checking out the drill. I bet they could get into a lot of trouble with that. LOL
The elevator. No thanks. I think I will stay on the ground. LOL
Do you really think that elevator will fit in there?
When our gold mine tour was completed we visited a few gift shops in Silverton. John and Mike found a bench outside while Leslie and I shopped. Soon the little town was closing up so it was time to head back down the mountain. Thanks Mike and Leslie for being our tour guides today. We enjoyed it very much.
Below are a few pictures that were taken as be began our journey back down the mountain.
By the time we reached the campground we were getting hungry. Tonight’s menu consisted of grilled green chile cheeseburgers and roasted corn. There’s nothing better than a grilled burger and fresh corn. Yum Yum.
Tomorrow will be our last day at Navajo State Park. It seems like the time just flew by.
Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.