August 14, 2018

Silvertonians we are

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Mineral Creek , San Juan County Colorado

The small town that I work out of as a mountain guide has been home off and on for over a decade. It has always been a refuge for me from the outside world. The mountains here are very much like the peaks where I grew up, the Dolomites. There is a quality of light here and a raw authenticity of place that holds my heart. I will miss it dearly this winter as I return home to help my parents. These photos though give you some idea of its beauty.

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Willy’s Jeep in Silverton Colorado

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Art in the street with Andy Darr

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Brian at the Old One Hundred Mine

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My friend Monkey and his human Michael Constantine

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Willy’s Jeep in Silverton Colorado

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My friend Joe at the Old One Hudnred Mine, I first him in 1986 when he was a bartender at the Miner’s tavern

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My friend Joe at the Old One Hudnred Mine, I first him in 1986 when he was a bartender at the Miner’s tavern

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Silverton’s hostel, still the best deal in town.

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The last patch of summer snow on Kendall mountain - 4,100 m

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Me with Suzanne Pralley from Oklahoma. I guided her into a remote 13,000 ft basin for days looking for the lost mining claim of her Uncle Dick Otty which we found

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Last night spent camping at Clear Lake beneath S. Grant peak @ 13,767 ft.



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