Each year hundreds of hearty souls race from Ouray at 7,800 feet, on paths and Jeep roads, over loose rock and boulders, more than 17 miles to Telluride at 8,100 feet, via the 13,120 foot summit of Imogene Pass.
We said we were driving to Telluride for the day.
A friend who is staying in Telluride has a private plane and is flying back to the coast.
Paul and Paulette babbled about Telluride and how they wanted an early start for the fifty-mile trip on this summer sunshine morning.
There were more hippies in Telluride back then.
The distance between Ouray and Telluride was less than twenty miles, on a map, or as the eagle soars, when he feels like a thrill.
At many of the mines at Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, large quantities of ores of telluride of gold have been found in the lode formations.