From Durango we took a diferent route back to Gunnnison, east side of the mountains we drove along on the way down. I have to say it was very different and much more exciting landscape for me (as if it could get better). First stop was Creede, a tiny mining town that got it’s start in 1889. Some past residents included quick-draw artist Calamity Jane Canary, Bob Ford (reputed side-kick and killer of Jesse James), con man Soapy Smith, lawman Bat Masterson (formerly Town Marshal of Trinidad, CO), and cigar-smoking cardshark Poker Alice. You can feel it. After a fab lunch at Kip’s (veggie tacos) with home-made habeneros sauce that was amazing, we moseyed on to Lake City.