I've made it up to what my mother calls "God's country," and most of the family is here! Beautiful home in a beautiful mountain range, and homemade comfort food to boot. What more can a woman ask for? The kitchen comes with a radiant warming coil underneath the cabinets to keep the food warm, because up at these altitudes the food cools off more quickly than most. I'll have to look into why that is and report back.
Tomorrow, the plan is to visit a working gold mine and hike around bit. Looking forward to seeing more of this gorgeous area!