Posted on Sun, 20-Aug-2017Mon, 09-Dec-2019 by pamSan Juan National Forest – Pagosa Springs, CO After crossing Wolf Creek Pass, we drove down Mill Creek Road with this view of Nipple Mountains. We found this cozy little spot to set up a dispersed camp site. We had some visitors – one morning one of these lovelies was licking the van – never thought of a cow as curious! We enjoyed a few sunsets silhouetted by the trees. Lots of brief monsoon type rains gave us lots of interesting clouds along with the moisture. We even got to see the rainbow! Which of course leads to beautiful wildflowers in the nearby meadow. We took a short hike to Treasure Falls One of those collared lizards – they are hard to photograph as they are quite fast! We spent the afternoon at the Archuleta County Fair, watching the Rodeo. They had to separate a specific cow from the herd, rope it and then ‘Brand’ it. Of course we got right into the action and tried our city slicker hand at roping! Another day we hiked into Weminuche Wilderness, North of Pagosa Springs. We had this hiking companion. The fireweed was in full bloom – a very nice magenta! Our destination was Fourmile Falls for a picnic lunch! The cliffs are actually large conglomerate rocks that were part of the ancient seabed.