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    was that very far from the mine????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ontariodreamer View Post
    was that very far from the mine????
    There's mines all over the place up there.
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    guess a bunch of them got together to build it!!

    Thanks Don!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ontariodreamer View Post
    guess a bunch of them got together to build it!!

    Thanks Don!
    Do a Google search on it. There's numerous sites that talk about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin View Post
    Man, CW McCall wasn't kidding when he spoke of the BBR looking like "Z's" and "W's"...Kinda makes ya wonder if he was just up there four-bying or ghost towning as well.

    Great shots, Don...can't wait to see more!
    CW McCall is actually not his real name. He now lives in Ouray, Colorado. He sang the songs and his buddy wrote them. Ouray is over the hill from Telluride by way of the Imogene Pass Road or ya can take the long way around on the highway but it ain't as much fun as Imogene Pass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwinslow View Post
    CW McCall is actually not his real name. He now lives in Ouray, Colorado. He sang the songs and his buddy wrote them. Ouray is over the hill from Telluride by way of the Imogene Pass Road or ya can take the long way around on the highway but it ain't as much fun as Imogene Pass.
    Yup...Chip Davis wrote 'em and Bill Fries sang 'em. Today, Chip Davis is still working with Mannheim Steamroller while Fries travels with his wife Rena (the RJ of Black Bear Road) and their dog.

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    Thanks for all the amazing photos.

    That powerstation next to the falls, at the edge of a cliff, in a steep valley is most singular... and ought to win an award.

    Colorado's mountains are incomprehensibly huge compared to those in this region.

    Thanks again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunrise View Post
    Thanks for all the amazing photos.

    That powerstation next to the falls, at the edge of a cliff, in a steep valley is most singular... and ought to win an award.

    Colorado's mountains are incomprehensibly huge compared to those in this region.


    Thanks again!
    Thanks Sunrise. This place is just amazing, both for the scenery and the ghost towns. I wanted to move there back in the 70's but I couldn't get the wife to go along with it due to the amount of snow and cold winters. We did look at a home for sale in Ouray but I couldn't convince her. In re the power station, I think it's on the historic building registry. It's on private land that is owned by an active mining company. For a long time I thought it was a hotel until I found out differently. I have seen some recent pictures that show that it's had a coat of paint and some TLC. In my photo you can see a wooden footbridge on the left side which is missing in the more recent pictures. Most of my photos were taken from the Blackbear Road. Maybe JoeZ can jump in with some stuff taken near the power house. He's back there now so .....come on Joe, get that camera out.
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    I forgot that I'd already read this years ago. I was about to post a question if the Tomboy Road were a good road from Telluride to Ouray using a Subaru Forester. Now that I've reread this, I'd say the answer is "No, unless accompanied by someone is a 4WD vehicle modified for challenging off road use with a tow strap."

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    My buddy drove down Blackbear Pass a few years ago (you can only drive up once a year). He said the butt pucker factor while going down is out of this world.

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