From Twin lakes, we drove to St Elmo Ghost town. The town was founded in 1880 during the boom in silver and gold mining in the area. The town saw its decline in the 1920s. A town with a town hall, post office, houses and hotels without people is now identified as a heritage site. The place was completely decked in snow and many visitors enjoyed skiing around the area. The unpaved approach road was filled with snow and we had to be really careful driving there.
On our way back, I desired to have some tea in a small town. We stopped at Hartsel, a quiet little town. The bar/café we entered had a very mid western setting. Farmers with cow boy hats had settled in after the days work drinking beer and socialising. A young couple played pool and kid was playing on what seemed like a very old video game in the corner. I loved the setting as it reminded me of the western classics I had watched.
We had tea and some onion pakoda (rings) and observed all that was going on there before heading back to Springs.