With the government shutdown, there wasn't anyone at the pay booth, so we filled out an envelope, put in our $6 and found the mountains.
We rode though the musty smell of dying leaves and the moist smell of a recent snowfall over very muddy, muddy trails. Fallen leaves were polka dots on the snowbanks.What delight, and dandelion girl found her flower!
Now Ruffus will get a bath and go into hibernation til next spring. Silver Helmets over and out.
|Fall aspen and winter|
|can you see the tiny yellow dandelion in the foreground?|
|summer aspen and winter|
|Mud and more mud, not fun to drive through the puddles today|
|Lunch by a beautiful 'widow maker'|