We had a great day driving through Colorado again today. Our first stop was in Creede where we investigated some trails to hike. We got some advice from one of the rangers and headed to a place called Shallow Creek. After a poor choice of direction, we went back through Creede and found Shallow Creek. We had a great walk through this area for about 4.5 Miles. The scenery was fantastic, we crossed the creek several times and looked at beaver dams and ponds. The amount of work those little critters do is amazing. The highlight of this walk was definitely coming across some moose. We came across one not long after starting out, we startled it near the creek and it run up the hillside on the other side of the creek. We still managed to get some good photos and were pretty thrilled to get that glimpse. On the way back we came across the moose again - much closer this time and it stayed pretty calm - it had also brought along a moose friend. We were walking quietly along the path and they were probably around 30m away. This was a big thrill as they stayed relaxed and eating away while we watched and snapped photos.
We then returned to Creede once again and had some lunch, where Nadia heard the exciting news that Johnny Depp is going to be in town for the shooting of The Lone Ranger, she was very jealous - he will be staying there in a few weeks time. We also headed back to the ranger station and showed our moose photos to the ranger. He gave us his bosses email address to send him some photos.
We then continued up the scenic byway through some very pretty towns and past some amazing scenery. We think we are getting scenery overload!
The Burger Diaries Pt 3.
Damien had another burger today at The Old Firehouse in Creede. This was a half pound burger (no smaller available!) called the Holy Moses. It was very tasty again with a great bun. The highlight was definitely the fries.