Dr. Frazier searches high and low for a ghost town in Colorado known as Spook City – see photos from his adventure in the Dr. Frazier: Hunted Near Spook City photo gallery.
- Motorcycle art in Saguache, Colorado.
- “Just follow the signs,” which I did. This one took me to a dead end.
- Another sign showed on one map, but not on the other two. This signed track started to take me back down off the mountain and away from Spook City.
- There was a good line through this rocky section but the track was becoming more difficult.
- More leaves and obviously no other traffic had me thinking about how far I had come and would have to go back if I did not find Spook City.
- After “just following the signs” I dead ended in this grove where I realized the GPS was also dead.
- After three hours of lonely wandering I returned to the pavement realizing I had had a “pretty interesting” adventure, even if I did not find Spook City behind me up in the hills.
- Next time I hunt for Spook City, maybe I will merely stop and ask a deer for directions like this one I saw wisely walking down the street in Saguache.
- The ranger and three maps all showed 43BB as the gravel road off the pavement and up into the mountains, “just follow the signs.”
- I had the road and the mountains to myself that late afternoon.
- If buildings could talk I thought this one would have some tales of tough times mining for gold or silver where there was little or none.
- The higher I went towards Bonita Hill and Spook City, I could see signs that winter was not far away, like the falling golden leafs from these aspen trees.
- The quality of the road became more of a track with loose rocks the higher I went.
- The fallen leaves told me no one else had been over this track for some time, going in or out of wherever the track went.
- Looking back at where I had come from showed me my adventure had taken me well away from civilization and according to my maps, close to Spook City.
- Leaves in the tracks could be as slippery as mud and sometimes hid holes and rocks. I lowered my tire pressure to 20 psi from the highway 36 psi.