|Hello mountains. Is that snow?|
When the wind goes through the leaves they look like shimmering gold. Just beautiful. I drove over La Veta Pass. The elevation is 9,242 feet. The pass traverses between Culebra and the Sangre de Criso mountain range of south-central Colorado.
Train tracks were first laid on the pass in 1877. The D&RG railroad describes the track traveling from Pueblo to Alamosa as the "Scenic Line of the World." This was the first high mountain pass the D&RG built and was exclaimed around the world as an engineering marvel.
I didn't get a photo of the train tracks (maybe on the way home). They follow the ridgeline of this mountain. I didn't know the history until looking up facts about La Veta Pass.
It was a brrr 28 degrees this morning. When I left New Mexico I had my air conditioning going - now the heater. I should have brought a heavier sweater too! Snow is predicted for Saturday and Sunday. Yikes!
I hope you enjoy your weekend.