Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Views from below Windy Point

View of Windy Point. A narrow shelf has been carved into the rock face for the railroad to make its climb up to Cumbres Pass.

As the highway rises up the slopes below Windy Point, it turns northeastward for the final climb to Cumbres Pass. "Babe" lies parked below.

View to the northwest, showing highway looping up toward Windy Point.

View west; the lighter colored terrain in the background is a tailings pile from a mine to the left. Closer, in the near distance along the lower portion of this view are the tracks of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad.

View to the south showing lush mountain terrain.

View southwest toward Chama. The railroad crosses the highway just in front of the stand of trees that can be seen on the right, then climbs northward before looping eastward up the side of Windy Point and onward to the more-than-ten thousand foot elevation of Cumbres Pass.


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