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Random Colorado Location #8 Silver Springs

Silver Springs is across the road from Pine Junction on US 285 west of Conifer.  Its a small mountain town that was difficult to find out anything about.  While looking around I ran into a local and asked them if they knew where Silver Springs was.  Turns out I was standing in it.  Apparently it […]

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Random Colorado Location #7 Haswell

Haswell is a small town west of Eads in Southeastern, Colorado.  Haswell was interesting despite its small size.  At one time it must have been a stopping place for people traveling through.  There are several old buildings in and surrounding the town including an old Texaco station. Its claim to fame is having the smallest […]

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Random Colorado Location #6 Frick

Frick is another one of those towns that sprung up as a rail stop and today is all but forgotten.  About the only excitement of this stop was an angry dog and of course dodging tumbleweeds between intermittent dust storms on the way to and from. Frick Currently the area around Frick is mostly agricultural […]

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Random Colorado Location#5 El Moro

El Moro is a small town east of Trinidad.  According to one of the local residents it was a major railroad stop and larger than Trinidad in its heyday.  Today little is left of its old glory.  The rail line moved west to Trinidad as did most of the trade along the Old Santa Fe […]

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Random Colorado Location #4 Valdez

Valdez is an old mining town on the other side of the pass from Three Bridges and west of Trinidad on CO 160.  At one time the railroad seemed to have played an important part in Valdez.  Many of the old buildings are along an old railroad bed who’s tracks have long been removed.  Valdez […]

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Random Colorado Location #3 Three Bridges

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to find anything out about Three Bridges.  It really makes me wonder why it is still on the map and what it was originally.   It is and or was located on the Highway of Legends, CO 160 a few miles past La Veta.  The highway is a great drive, when it […]

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Random Colorado Lacation #2 Rosita

Not much is left of the old Rosita.  It was a small mining town near Westcliffe and Silver Cliff, west of Pueblo.  The mines stopped producing after a few years and the people moved on.  Today there are new houses scattered around the beautiful but remote area.   Along the road to Rosita   The […]

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Random Colorado Location #1 Penrose

The first of the 25 random locations I visited was Penrose, CO.  Penrose is a small town near Canon City, southwest of Colorado Springs.  There isn’t much to see in Penrose unless you like junk.  It seemed everyone had their own junkyard.  Some of them were actually organized collections of old thinks like tractors and […]

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Random Colorado Project

For many years now I have been contemplating a project involving traveling to random places in the US and photographing them.  This came about in part from growing tired of seeing the same landscape images over and over again.  It’s also rooted in my love of travel and adventure.  Early in 2014 I happened to […]

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Sunset Sandstorm

Sunset Sandstorm This was on of the most surreal experiences of my life.  I was in the desert surrounded by  white sand.  It was freezing out and the wind was gusting upwards of 50 mph creating a sandstorm.  The conditions and white sand made it feel like I was in a blizzard surrounded by snow.  […]