Gold in them thar hills - Ashcroft, CO

© Dennis Flanagan

Gold in them thar hills - Ashcroft, CO

Janine Russell Student 9/23/2006 8:45:27 PM

Dennis, great colors, detail and exposure. #527937

Tamera Phillips 9/23/2006 8:57:35 PM

Beautiful colors in this shot Dennis - almost looks like Velvia. #3352035

monique gresser 9/23/2006 9:25:36 PM

Beautiful Dennis! excellent colors #3352116

Roger Bernabo 9/23/2006 10:07:45 PM

A wonderful and majestic western scene Dennis!! #3352203

Datha Y. Thompson 9/23/2006 10:41:50 PM

WOW!! Breathtaking!! Gorgeous color, those mountains WOW!! WONDERFUL Shot and History.. #3352222

Ross Throndson 9/23/2006 11:39:39 PM

Like your Title, Dennis...Gorgeous Shot!! #3352258

Joannie M. Bertucci 9/23/2006 11:43:00 PM

Dennis, judging by the majestic and magnificent images you have of Colorado I'd say you have this place sewed up!
Utterly amazing! #3352261

Renee Doyle 9/24/2006 12:42:47 AM

Gorgeous gold Dennis!!! I really like your wide presentation!! #3352401

Lynne Morris 9/24/2006 2:01:47 AM

WOW I'm speechless Dennis, this is awesome. #3352560

Ronald F. Fischer 9/24/2006 4:26:46 AM

Another fantastic capture, Dennis! #3352952

Kathy Radford 9/24/2006 4:31:44 AM

Dennis this is sooo awesome. The buildings are beautiful. Looks like a winner. Kathy in NH #3352978

Linda D. Lester 9/24/2006 5:21:19 AM

Just beautiful...love the the golds and blue! Perfect! #3353219

Cathy Barrows 9/24/2006 5:55:19 AM

gorgeous...i guess me and linda's trip next year will have to be to colorado...we will need planning info #3353417

Tamara K. Walker 9/24/2006 6:32:37 AM

This image is worth the gold.
Hitting all twenty saloons must of helped. #3353562

Emmett S. Speelman 9/24/2006 6:41:01 AM

Perfect Dennis! #3353605

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 9/24/2006 6:56:58 AM

Dennis...your landscape photos are as beautiful as Kens floral photos. GORGEOUS! ^.^ Kitty #3353668

KV Day 9/24/2006 7:00:39 AM

Nuther stunner! #3353683

kerby lee pfrangle 9/24/2006 8:52:24 AM

Stunning colors and beautiful landscape. Very nice..... #3354093

Terri L. Scribner 9/24/2006 8:55:26 AM

Beautiful colors and great western capture!! #3354108

Gail Vitikacs 9/24/2006 8:55:52 AM

Wonderful image and striking colors Big D! #3354109

Sherri Gorman 9/24/2006 9:49:28 AM

Stunning - love the colors - beautiful!! #3354292

Kenneth Mucke 9/24/2006 10:06:32 AM

You really hit the jackpot here D...I absolutley love this...all those old buildings against such an amazing backdrop....wow #3354328

Shelly A. Van Camp 9/24/2006 10:15:07 AM

WOW...I can't type!! This is just beautiful....Love it all, but the colors are breathtaking!!!! #3354345

Kay E. Mahoney 9/24/2006 10:28:18 AM

WOW!!! Fantastic capture. Beautiful scene and colors. Would look beautiful blown up and hung on the wall. You should have a wall full of your photos. Keep up the good work. #3354376

Bill Wyatt 9/24/2006 1:29:25 PM

I took notice of the color of those leafs. Mountains are'nt bad either. #3354946

Tammy Scott 9/24/2006 2:16:14 PM

Another beautiful shot. Looks like you had a fruitful trip #3355101

Candice C. Calhoun 9/24/2006 2:44:31 PM

I think they left the most beautiful gold behind! Stunning!

ccc #3355211

David Phalen 9/24/2006 5:28:27 PM

One of your best! #3355584

Steve Mescha 9/24/2006 6:13:10 PM

What a great shot, Dennis! Beautiful scene, and looks like great weather. Bet you're having a blast :-) #3355693

Michelle J. Harvey 9/24/2006 6:39:09 PM

Magnificent scene Dennis!! I love the comp...the story is interesting too! #3355756

Autum Rhoades 9/25/2006 4:49:33 AM

Awesome work on this - the scenery is beautiful, the colors are vibrant, and the story is great! #3357438

Jeremy Henderson 9/25/2006 5:34:15 AM

Man, I miss seeing that western scenery. Fabulous capture of these mountains, old buildings, and the aspen color. Very well done! #3357658

Crossroad Photography 9/25/2006 7:16:48 AM

Gorgeous image, Dennis! #3358117

Audrea Telkamp 9/25/2006 9:10:57 PM

Wow - this is gorgeous Dennis!! You have an amazing gallery!! #3361139

Bambi L. Dingman 9/27/2006 10:03:30 AM

Gorgeous combination with the old buildings, golden aspens and snow in the mountains! Beautiful image! #3373372

Linda D. Lester 11/23/2006 1:10:39 PM

Beautiful....congratulations! #3619755

KV Day 11/23/2006 1:47:31 PM

Congrats D (and you spelled thar wrong) #3619941

Shawn Jennings 11/23/2006 1:56:11 PM

Congratulations on another finalist Dennis! #3619990

Revonda L. Gentry 11/23/2006 2:15:33 PM

Congratulations!! #3620113

Carla Metzler 11/23/2006 2:47:36 PM

Congratulations, Dennis! #3620417

Karen Slagle 11/23/2006 3:46:32 PM

Congrats Dennis. #3620979

Ken Smith 11/23/2006 4:49:29 PM

There's certainly silver in them hills. Congrats!! #3621476

Kay E. Mahoney 11/23/2006 5:05:14 PM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3621553

Bobbie Davis 11/23/2006 5:41:17 PM

Congrats Dennis!!!!!!!!! #3621737

Jill E. Curnutt-Howerton 11/23/2006 6:42:16 PM

wow what a wonderful picture great job Dennis and congrats
Jill #3622269

Roger Bernabo 11/23/2006 6:43:35 PM

Congratulations on your second Finalist!! I hope you strike GOLD with this image! #3622281

Kim S. Hite 11/23/2006 7:27:32 PM

Congratulations Dennis! Beautiful image. #3622685

Kenneth Mucke 11/23/2006 7:34:21 PM

Superb finalist D...Big congrats #3622756

Su Sana E. P 11/23/2006 7:55:56 PM

Congratulations, Dennis!! #3622920

Tamera Phillips 11/23/2006 9:58:47 PM

Congrats Dennis. #3623265

Ross Throndson 11/23/2006 11:36:28 PM

Congratulations, Dennis...Beautiful Finalist...Great Title!! #3623558

Janine Russell 11/23/2006 11:42:35 PM

Dennis, congratulations on your finalist. #3623569

Judyann Plante 11/24/2006 2:59:52 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist, Dennis!

Judyann ><> #3623866

Kristi A. Howson 11/24/2006 10:38:14 AM

Congratualtions on this awesome finalist and best of luck in the next round Dennis. Such a stunning setting...love these colors! #3625840

She-She Killough 11/24/2006 1:17:18 PM

Wow I wonder if those two folks still live there? ;) Awesome job Dennis!! :) Congrats!! #3626451

Kate Jackson 11/24/2006 2:42:34 PM

Awesome colours Dennis! Congratulations! #3626775

Terry L. Ellis 11/24/2006 2:44:16 PM

Dennis, congratulations again! This is an amazing finalist! #3626782

JOHN V. ROSCICH 11/24/2006 4:59:11 PM

DENNIS, CONGRATULATIONS
GREAT IMAGE
JOHN #3627266

Rakesh Syal 11/24/2006 9:40:01 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Dennis!! #3627943

Cora Miller 11/25/2006 9:24:17 PM

Wow, this is gorgeous, Dennis! The blue and gold color combination is outstanding. Congratulations. I hope you claim some gold with this one. #3631602

Jeff W. Robinson 11/26/2006 6:27:51 AM

Congrats Dennis on this Very Outstanding capture and Finalist!! Jeff #3632703

Su Sana E. P 11/27/2006 12:58:30 AM

Congratulations on your Win, Dennis!! #3635691

Kenneth Mucke 11/27/2006 3:23:17 AM

D....Congrats on this stunning winner #3636130

Tammy Scott 11/27/2006 3:32:57 AM

WTG - Great winning shot #3636158

Revonda L. Gentry 11/27/2006 3:57:59 AM

Congratulations on your winner!! #3636240

Ken Smith 11/27/2006 4:03:06 AM

Definitely "gold" here. Congrats, Dennis!! #3636261

Donna W. Neal 11/27/2006 4:47:48 AM

Congratulations on your well deserved Winner Dennis #3636500

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/27/2006 5:56:42 AM

Congratulations! #3636918

Gail Vitikacs 11/27/2006 6:26:40 AM

WAY TO GO DENNIS!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! #3637130

Carla Metzler 11/27/2006 6:35:25 AM

Congratulations, Dennis! :) #3637218

Evy Johansen 11/27/2006 6:39:05 AM

Big congratulations on your very beautiful and most deserving win, Dennis!! #3637257

She-She Killough 11/27/2006 6:51:35 AM

WHOOOOO HOOOO DENNIS!! WTG My friend!! :) Congrats on this awesome winner!! #3637356

Tamara K. Walker 11/27/2006 6:57:18 AM

Congratulations, this is one of my all time favorites. #3637400

Derrald R. Farnsworth-Livingston 11/27/2006 7:05:31 AM

Dennis, Congrats on this one! I agree with Tamara, I think this is one of my favs of yours as well! #3637458

Cathy Barrows 11/27/2006 7:14:58 AM

Congrats on your win...beautiful...WTG #3637526

Kay E. Mahoney 11/27/2006 7:44:36 AM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #3637702

Christopher J. Budny 11/27/2006 8:09:28 AM

How'd I miss this?? Congratulations Dennis! #3637810

Sam Britt 11/27/2006 8:22:03 AM

Congratulations on this terrific 2nd place winner, Dennis! #3637895

Autum Rhoades 11/27/2006 8:24:24 AM

Dennis, congratulations on your winner! Awesome work! #3637916

Janine Russell 11/27/2006 8:41:13 AM

Dennis, congratulations on your Second Place Winner! #3638042

Jeremy Henderson 11/27/2006 8:55:38 AM

Congrats on the win! #3638136

Jeremy Henderson 11/27/2006 8:55:42 AM

Congrats on the win! #3638137

Nadine A. Lewis 11/27/2006 8:56:00 AM

a BIG CONGRATS on this much deserved win!!! I love this image!!!!! <>< #3638141

JOHN V. ROSCICH 11/27/2006 9:16:12 AM

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WINNER DENNIS
JOHN #3638307

Stan Kwasniowski 11/27/2006 10:06:04 AM

Dennis, congratulations, this deserves to be a winner, awesome #3638530

Nadya Johnson 11/27/2006 10:25:37 AM

A huge congratulations on your 5-star winner, Dennis!! Absolutely gorgeous! #3638627

Ronald Balthazor 11/27/2006 10:31:36 AM

Congratulations, Dennis. Beautiful landscape. #3638664

Bobbie Davis 11/27/2006 10:42:15 AM

Awesome win Dennis! #3638730

Jenny Bosmans 11/27/2006 10:44:30 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Dennis! :) #3638741

KV Day 11/27/2006 10:46:44 AM

WTG D #3638756

Kate Jackson 11/27/2006 12:19:08 PM

Congrats Den so well deserved! #3639004

Terry L. Ellis 11/27/2006 1:04:50 PM

Fabulous! Congratulations, Dennis! #3639141

Renee Doyle 11/27/2006 1:13:01 PM

And Gold Underneath! Congratulations Dennis!
#3639182

Judyann Plante 11/27/2006 1:19:40 PM

Congratulations, Dennis!!!

Judyann ><> #3639205

Lynne Morris 11/27/2006 1:42:32 PM

A beautiful winner Dennis, many congratulations. #3639314

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 11/27/2006 1:48:51 PM

Congratulations, Dennis on this gorgeous image!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty #3639336

Sharon Day 11/27/2006 1:50:42 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous 2nd place win, Dennis!!! #3639347

Tamera Phillips 11/27/2006 3:55:34 PM

Congrats on the 2nd place win Dennis! #3639743

Claudia Kuhn 11/27/2006 6:23:34 PM

Gorgeous Dennis, congrats on your win!! #3640118

Kristi A. Howson 11/27/2006 8:31:28 PM

Dennis, this just had to be a winner. Congratulations. Stunning beauty! #3640718

Darryl Wilkinson 11/27/2006 9:28:48 PM

Way to go, Pilgrim :) Congratulations!!! #3640884

Robert K. Bemus 11/27/2006 9:41:26 PM

Congratulations, Dennis, on this great shot!! #3640905

Cora Miller 11/27/2006 11:57:25 PM

Congratulations on your win, Dennis. #3641035

Colette M. Metcalf 11/28/2006 2:50:23 AM

Congratulations to you, Dennis!! #3641401

David Phalen 11/28/2006 6:33:04 AM

Yippee Yi O!! Big congratulations on your winner. Well deserved. #3642243

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 11/28/2006 3:49:24 PM

Gorgeous scenic!!! Congratulations on your SECOND place win!! #3643961

Esther Smith 11/28/2006 4:51:22 PM

Congrats Dennis!!! #3644127

RC Fritz 11/28/2006 7:31:40 PM

Fantastic scene, Dennis. Congrats on your WIN! #3644521

Crossroad Photography 11/28/2006 8:15:31 PM

A big congratulations on this gorgeous winner! #3644645

Les Rhoades 11/29/2006 11:37:24 AM

Congratulations on your winning picture. Well deserved! #3647371

Bill Wyatt 11/29/2006 2:54:17 PM

Congratulations Dennis!!! #3648033

Diana L. Ralph 11/29/2006 4:37:33 PM

BEAUTIFUL image, Dennis! Congratulations on this superior win! #3648401

Emile Abbott 11/30/2006 1:16:35 PM

Great golden winner, Dennis. Congrats my friend I just got back from my Polar Bear Adventure today. #3651486

Shawn M. Marymee 12/1/2006 1:10:23 PM

Dennis,

Congratulations, I love this photo!!!

#3655178

Pat Gamwell 12/2/2006 4:15:39 PM

WooHooo! BIG CONGRATS on this fabulous shot, my friend! #3659175

James E. Coleman 12/4/2006 9:39:36 PM

Dennis,
Hey Congrats and beautiful catch of the Aspens and Mts.
Thanks for the history, I had hoped to view some of these old towns but will have to wait for another trip.

Jim #3667282

Sherrye Nozaki 12/16/2006 1:22:31 PM

Just beautiful...wish I could see this in person! Fantastic capture:) #3709016

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Description

Originally named Castle Forks, then Chloride, this town was founded aroun 1880 due to the location of placer deposites in the Castle Creek Valley. There was such a boom that three years later there were 2500 residents, two newspapers, a school, two sawmills, and 20 saloons. The town soon dwindeled as the mines played out. By 1900, there was only two people left.



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