I feel sure that most of you know that we spend five months of the year in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. We have been coming here to escape the Texas heat for some twenty years now, and fourteen years ago we built a log home.
Lake City is a tiny old mining town that by all counts has escaped the changes of modern times. It is the county seat of Hinsdale County(the most remote county in the lower 48) and the only town within it. The winter population is only about 374. The picture above (taken by my sister Polly) is our downtown area. If you would like to know more about Lake City, go HERE
There was very little snow (moisture) over the winter so the fire danger is very real. We have a couple of fires burning in Colorado and several in New Mexico which is to our south.
Yesterday, Tom and I made a very early morning trip down to our only bakery. All of a sudden a large group of firefighters (Bureau of Land Managements Craig Hotshots)descended on the little place. They had just extinguished a small fire to our southeast and were looking for something to eat. Firefighters around here have a hero status. ...and thank goodness for them.
We had rain in the evening and overnight...and there was not one person complaining about it.
Come back again for posts about living in the quaint little place.