On Sunday, we made the trek to Ouray, then Silverton where we had a nice lunch to go along with some serious window shopping. I've reached the conclusion that Silverton is the best town in the area for shopping, as they have a good variety of products that appeal to me. They also have some great art galleries, as well.
On the way home, we made a short detour into the South Mineral Creek area to take advantage of the good light occurring at that time. I wanted to cross the creek and get a photo up the valley, but there was a "No Trespassing" sign just short of where I wanted to be. So, I settled for this photo showing the "Private Property" by the stream. It also shows how much color change has already occurred. I'll be out to get photos of fall color pretty soon.
Next we took a longer detour, driving some old mining trails that pass a number of abandoned mine sites, not to mention some gorgeous scenery.