Today I took a drive. I left with a destination in mind, stopping first at the top of Strawberry hill to add to my Seasons collection of the Tarryalls through the Aspen trees. I brought my camera, my book, a warm layer and had a plan, but instead of turning right I stayed straight. I drove past the reservoir I've paddled around dozens of times.
I just kept driving as the radio stations went in and out between country and talk. The road took me somewhere new, somewhere I had never been before, and to sites that made me wonder.
I wondered who had lived here. Who they were. I thought how proud they must have been to have built their house and have a place for their family. I wondered who lived in the upstairs bedroom. As I kept driving there were more old buildings in rough shape, right next to newer buildings.
Soon enough, I had a new plan. I was so close - I was headed to Hartsel and not far off was a photo I had thought about making every time I drove by. Over the last 8 years, I've probably driven by 50 times and thought about one day stopping to make this photo. So today, I did.
The barn - with Buff Peaks in the background. I've thought about this photo for years. Sometime, I'll stop again and get another.
And there were Bison! Just grazing along in front of the mountains. Even from a mile away, it is still easy to see what massive animals they are. Today I went for a drive. I had a destination in mind, and instead was rewarded with an adventure.
Behind the Hook &
Beyond the Lens
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