In like Flynn.
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Little Lamplight
Love the history of CO. One of the few places left anywhere in America where you can go to one ghost town, mine, or historic area and see how it evolved into what it is today or go out on a trail to see what it looked like then.
Areas I really like the history of include the area around Silverton and Telluride. The mines that ran around Red Mountain for example that were used to move an astronomical amount of precious metals for a little over 100 years if my memory serves me correct. And I especially love the San Jauns, there are a lot of mines and towns tucked up around Cinnamon Pass that are still "undisturbed." The build up and tear down of mining and the silver boom/panic of 1893 killed most of them. Just absolutely fascinating and astounding how much humans would put up with just to start a new life or try to make a fortune.
On another note, towns such as Crested Butte seem to try and forget their history (coal mining which died out, and eventually saved by the ski resort in Mt. Crested Butte) and that to me is a shame. Mining built so much in these remote areas, why forget it?
2008 JK Rubicon
-255/80/17 BFG KM2s, 16/59 JKU springs, 2013 Rubi rims, RC stubby hybrid front bumper, XRC8 winch with synthetic line, RR evap skid, and more to come
1959 Willys Wagon
-Going to be restored and painted Plantation White and Presidential Red
"I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth."