Tuesday, September 15, 2015


If it weren't for the fabulous fishing and cool summer temperatures, this little mountain town would have gone the way of so many other little mining towns in Colorado. It would have become a ghost town. Neighbors from the hot flat lands of Texas headed this way in the 1930's and 40's to stay cool and fish, and they are still coming. That is why we have so many little vacations cabins, and summer homes here. Of course today the cabins have gotten a lot fancier, but some more modest ones still exist.
I pass this  little storage shed almost daily on my walk. Imagine my surprise when I found out it had been someones fishing cabin! Naw! Really!

It even still has a matching outhouse to the back of the property.

You see the top half of these sides lift up and latch to the roof, exposing screening  for ventilation....and to keep the bugs out. I was told that inside  all of the original furnishing are still there. Even an old icebox, mind you not a refrigerator...since there was no electricity, but an old icebox  the kind you put a block of ice in the top. After a bit of research I have discovered who has the key, but they are gone for the winter. I promise to get inside next summer, and show you around...so stay with me :)


  1. These constructions need some paint. Let's do it.


  2. Maybe I could afford to rent this one!

  3. That is a very small one, could they stay in there?

  4. Yes, Marianne they did stay in there.

  5. The needs of people of an earlier generation were far more modest than our's today.