Monthly Archives: June 2010

Flowers in Yankee Boy Basin

On my evening trip up to Yankee Boy Basin a week ago (here), I was amazed to see a columbine. It was a loner—and early, given that the best time for columbines is usually late July. But there it was, … Continue reading

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Field Day with the Montrose Amateur Radio Club

This website is about ham radio too. And my favorite ham radio event of the year is field day. Here are photos of the Montrose, Colorado, club’s field day event. Field Day is held the last weekend in June every … Continue reading

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Kendall Mountain Road from Silverton, Colorado

Many times I’ve been in Silverton, Colorado, and have wondered what that strange road was across the way. Yesterday, I found out. It leads to

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Corkscrew Gulch: Steep Road with Fantastic Views

No exploration of the Colorado’s San Juans would be complete without an ascent or descent of

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Yankee Boy Basin/Camp Bird Road—Great Views and GPS Track

This post has lots of pictures, and even at that I can’t begin to show the beauty of Yankee Boy Basin, a 7-1/2 mile ride from Ouray, Colorado. I’ve included a GPS track at the very end of the post. … Continue reading

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Last Dollar Wildflower Sampler

It’s still spring in the Rockies, and wildflowers are coming out of hiding. Here are some I found along Last Dollar Road on my ride last Friday. Last Dollar Road features significant elevation changes, so the wildflowers that

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Last Dollar Road to Telluride, Colorado

Last Dollar Road, from Colorado Highway 62 at its north end, down to Colorado Highway 145 at its south end, has assumed mythical proportions. The road has stunning views any time of the year, but when the aspens turn color … Continue reading

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Wildflowers on the Power Line Loop

Glenn Neigenfind invited me along for some adventures on Thursday afternoon and evening. I mentioned that my mom likes wildflower pictures, so we stopped frequently to get photos. Here are the better ones. The one below was found at a … Continue reading

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Glenn’s Power Line Exploration Loop

Glenn Neigenfind invited me along last Thursday afternoon to explore a road he knew about but didn’t know where it went. His goal is to locate roads on BLM land so they can be documented to help ensure that motorcyclists … Continue reading

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Buckhorn Road Power Lines with Glenn

I like riding with Glenn Neigenfind. He’s an incredibly-experienced rider who seems to somehow magically know what my abilities are (and aren’t). He stretches my abilities, yet

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