South of Durango lies this striking maroon cliff band of strata known locally as the Purple Cliffs and geologically as the McDermott Formation. It is believed by most geologist to be a fluvial deposit with debris flows and some volcaniclastic deposits from the La Plata Volcanic Intrusions to the northwest.. The deposit can be found throughout the Four Corners area and is dated to be on the Upper Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary (66 Million years old) and some fossils have been found in the formation here in Durango and also in exposures in New Mexico. I find them to be one of my favorite exposures in all of the Durango area.
Hermosa Creek Trail is an awesome singletrack in the mountains just north of town. It begins right near the ski area and travels south along the creek for about twenty miles or so. It is listed in many mountain biking guide books and is known as one of the best singletrack trails in the United States. Some friends and I rode it yesterday and I can confirm that it is an awesome ride. It rolls through very beautiful scenery and is a well maintained trail with a lot of downhill. Although at the end there is a punishing climb out of the canyon to get back to town. All in all, it was an epic experience that I am very happy to have had.
It seems my computer is not reading my SD card anymore, so I am unable to post new pictures. It may take a while until I figure out a new way to get content onto the blog again. I'm sorry to disappoint.
Located out in Bodo, Ska produces the best beer in Durango. Their Modus Hoperandi is an international favorite amongst Hop-Heads. Every Thursday is the Ska-B-Q with live music and food from the Container. Come out, have a good beer, listen to some rockin' tunes and take a tour of the brewery. It's always a fun time out here!
I don't know about you, but for me the small things are what I notice the most. It's a good thing I have a camera, but even without I always stop to soak in the details of life. Perhaps one day I may find better ways to describe my world and convey my mystical wonder to others. The hardest part is just to take notice and that is done with my eyes and thankfully a camera.