Grand Mesa

In July we camped in Grand Mesa National Forest.

Red-tailed hawk

We often see hawks circling, and there's a nest on the other side of the golf course.  But this evening one decided to hang out on our gate for a while.  I'm pretty sure this is a red-tailed hawk.

Hearst Castle, CA

After touring Paso Robles wine country, we visited Hearst Castle

Paso Robles, CA

The first week in October my wife & I, with my parents, toured wineries in Paso Robles, CA.  We stayed at a local B&B for a few nights.

 

Fall color in the San Juan mountains of Colorado

We hit the peak of fall color on our drive through southwest Colorado's San Juan mountains.  These pics are from Oct 4, on the drive from Durango to Ouray, with most of the pictures between Silverton and Ouray.  The challenge was not finding a good picture, rather choosing from lots of good pictures to find a great picture — no matter where you looked there was tons of color.  The other difficulty was the lighting, due to mostly cloudy conditions, so I had to work hard on the exposure.  I highly recommend this drive in Colorado, and wish we had more time.  Maybe next fall we'll take a trip just for the color, and stay overnight in the town of Ouray.

 

"Balcony House", Mesa Verde NP

We toured Balcony House on our Oct 3 visit to Mesa Verde National Park.

"Delicate Arch", Utah

Pics from our Oct 2 hike to "Delicate Arch", in Arches National Park, Utah.  It's a 3 mile hike to the arch.