Our first morning at Ridgway State Park was a bit of a shock. We awoke to a low temperature of 30 degrees - on the 23rd of May! As I have mentioned before, Honey loves deer, and we had seen droppings, but no deer for the first couple of days at Ridgway. We just missed a bear at the footbridge over the Uncompagre, but hadn't seen any mammals larger than a chipmunk.
Late one afternoon, Honey was sitting at the picnic table, facing the camper and talking on her cell phone. I came out and said, "Honey! Turn around!" There were eight deer grazing within 50 feet of where she was sitting and another four within 50 yards!I shot this from the door of the trailer. That's the top of Honey's head at the bottom of the frame.
From our base at Ridgway, we made trips to Montrose and Ouray, and across Red Mountain Pass to Silverton.
We got to Woodland park in early afternoon and the temperature was in the low 50s. Then as we were setting up the trailer, it started to snow. Big fat flakes that didn't last long, only about 10 minutes, but it was the first and only time it snowed on us on this trip.
From Woodland Park, we had an overnight at Raton Pass, New Mexico, then back to Texas.
We'll talk about Texas tomorrow.