I'm in Albuquerque on the way home after an amazing week in the Southern Rockies, riding the narrow gauge railroads of Colorado and New Mexico. Tom Russell, Gretchen Peters, Wylie Gustavson, Sourdough Slim, Paul Zarzyski and I spent the last week entertaining the 60 or so music lovers on the trip. We started here in Albuquerque at the historic El Rey theater last Friday night, then drove up to Durango and the (also historic) Strater Hotel and Theater. The next night we were in Silverton, Colorado at about 9,500 ft. We took the Durango and Silverton railroad back to Durango the next day. We drove on to Pagosa Springs, where we spent the next two days. The last gog day for us was spent in Chama, New Mexico. We got there early on Wednesday and boarded the Cumbres & Toltec narrow gauge train (the "longest and highest narrow gauge railroad in the world") and rode up to Cumbres Pass, where we were met by a van that took us back to Chama. The views were incredible! More on this later as I have to get on the plane...
Aug 11Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy,
Aug 12Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy,
Aug 13Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy
Aug 14Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy