Monday, October 7, 2013

Blog Update - Sunday Drive in the Mountains of Montana and Fall Colors!

Took a drive from Dillon yesterday afternoon to the old town of Virginia City, strangely nobody could tell me where the "Ponderosa" was/is located. The town is very interesting, sadly because of the time of year, almost everything was closed. This town derives about 95% of its traffic from people heading to Yellowstone, so most businesses are closed right after labor day. The few that typically stay open into October have also closed due to Yellowstone now being closed by the Democrats refusal to vote on partial bills to end the government shut-down!!

Regardless - undaunted, I took a couple pictures of the beautiful scenery.

First a panorama taken from above Virginia City on "Boot Hill"

Now another panorama of "Alder Gulch" which is where the primary gold strike was and miles of the river bed were dredged up and processes for gold and gems with the most prolific gem discovered was the Red Garnet, which gave the name of the valley - Ruby Valley even though it was not Ruby's which were discovered, but Garnets.

Here are a couple more of the beautiful scenery in the area.

My favorite from the day is the Children's Fishing Pond which is sponsored by the city and Montana Fish and Game to promote fishing!

On a "business note", I have added a gadget to the blog which will allow you to receive an email whenever there is a new entry to this blog. It is supported by feedburner which is owned by Google and after doing some research have been assured that your email address when submitted will NOT be subjected to tons of spam by submitting. Please let me know if you know otherwise and I will remove the link. The gadget is located at the top of the right hand column.

Friends arrive from Salt Lake this afternoon, look forward to fishing and exploring the remainder of this week, before heading down to Salt Lake on Friday.

Stay Tuned!

Capt. Jim - "The Gypsy"

Traveling and photographing the Southwest and Alaska!

1 comment:

  1. Cool photos, Jim, but it seems you may have confused Virginia City, MT with Virginia City, Nevada. The Ponderosa was located in Nevada on the east shore of Lake Tahoe. Draw a couple of east-west lines, one through the south end of Reno, NV and another through the north end of Carson City, NV and you'll have the approximate location of the Cartwright spread. YOu can find a map of the location here…