September 11, 2013
Two of the most popular destinations in Ouray are the beautiful Yankee Boy Basin and the nearby magnificent Governor Basin. On a very overcast and drizzly morning, we headed up to the basins with Keith and Theresa, our RV neighbors. Who wants to spend a rainy day in the RV?
Heading down from the Yankee Boy Basin in the alpine tundra.
some of the dramatic skies along our road near Yankee Boy Basin
Keith spotted a rough legged hawk perched on one the boulders along the Governor Basin. I hope this identification is correct. We enjoyed watching it on the boulder until a 4×4 came up the road and chased it off.
A view of Governor Basin from Mountain Top Mine with a small mountain stream.
from the boulder field in Governor Basin