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SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2010:

I would drive a total of 215 miles today.

All of the images below are thumbnails and can be clicked on for a larger image.

The weather didn't cooperate much on Saturday. It pretty much rained all day.
Bridal Veil Falls is a 365 foot waterfall at the end of the box canyon overlooking Telluride, Colorado.
I had to wait a few minutes for the clouds to move before I could see the falls at all.
San Juan Mountains of Colorado Bridal Veil Falls near Telluride, Colorado Bridal Veil Falls near Telluride, Colorado

I parked the car in Mountain Village and rode the free gondola into Telluride.
The town is a former silver mining camp on the San Miguel River in the western San Juan Mountains.
The weather was nice for about the first ten minutes of my visit to Telluride.
Telluride Gondola Telluride, Colorado as seen from the gondola Telluride Gondola

It was Wild West Fest on the day of my visit.
Minutes after these pictures were taken the skies opened up and I ended my brief visit.
Telluride, Colorado Telluride, Colorado Telluride, Colorado

Click play below to see my rain shortened visit to Telluride, Colorado.

I spent the night in Gunnison, Colorado. Below is the video of the Holiday Inn where I stayed.

MY DAILY EMAIL SENT ON JUNE 12, 2010
Hello Folks,

After eleven days of great weather my luck ran out today. It rained and even snowed as I was working my way north through western Colorado.

Below is a picture of the San Juan Mountains very early today before it started to rain.

San Juan Mountains of Colorado

Was also very cold. Started off wearing shorts and had to change and put on a coat. I was freezing. Below you can just barely see Bridal Veil Falls. I had to wait for the clouds to move before I could see them at all. These falls are the tallest in Colorado.

Bridal Veil Falls near Telluride, Colorado

I rode the 8 mile long free gondola into Telluride.

Telluride Gondola

Had about ten minutes of good weather while I was in Telluride.

Telluride, Colorado

The were having some kind of wild west festival.

Telluride, Colorado

About 2 minutes after the picture below was taken the clouds closed in and it started to rain.

Telluride, Colorado

There were a lot of other things in the area I wanted to see but was not able to due to the weather. The rain turned to snow as I was driving over the mountain passes. Will hope for better luck tomorrow.

Tim
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