|Caballo Lake before the crowds set in|
Today's "postcards" are from a drive we took a few weeks ago to explore some ghost towns. We drove across the Black Range Mountains, crossed the Continental Divide and found ourselves in the Gila National Forest.
That's a map of the Sierra County Ghost Towns. We went to Cochillo, Winston and Chloride. Here is a link to a website with a lot more info... Sierra County Ghost Towns
|San Jose Church in Cuchillo|
|I made a friend.|
|General Store in Winston. Ghosts need ice, too, I guess.|
We spent quite a bit of time wandering around Chloride. There are still around 20 people living there now but we didn't see a soul. Chloride had between 1000 and 2000 residents in the 1880's. A couple from England bought several of the buildings not long ago and have been restoring them.
|Ghost Kitty. We fed him cheese and crackers...from a distance.|
|The Hanging Tree (That's really its name.)|
We saw signs driving out of town saying "Beware of Wolves" and I'm pretty sure this is a wolf skin hanging on this building...
We really enjoyed the drive. I love the diversity of the terrain around here...mountains, desert, lakes, forests. I'll end this with a picture from around our campsite. Thanks for stopping by.
|Life is good|