Monthly Archives: January 2011

San Juan Mountains Back Country Trail Maps

There are any number of maps of the high country trails round here. One that is free is “Four Wheeling in the San Juans” and is available from the Ouray Chamber of Commerce, 970-325-4746. The Chamber’s high country map is … Continue reading

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Durango-Silverton Railroad Video

I absolutely love the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (DSNGRR). Whenever I’m in Silverton, which is often during the summer while riding my Yamaha dirtbike, I stop to take pictures. The NGRR is exactly that—an old narrow gauge railroad that’s been … Continue reading

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Martin’s Cove: Mormon Heritage Site

On September 21st, 2010, on our way home from a week in Dubois, WY, Loretta and I stopped at Martin’s Cove. Martin’s Cove is where the Martin Handcart Company of Mormon pioneers sought shelter from fierce weather. The company left … Continue reading

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So many rides! Not enough posted!

As I mentioned in my last post, I knew I still had a number of rides to document, covering some of the most beautiful areas of Colorado and Wyoming. But I had no idea how many! Last night I crawled … Continue reading

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Still many backcountry trips to write up

I’d planned to use winter evenings to put up more motorcycling rides. There’s no dearth of material! True, I’ve spent a lot of time on my latest novel, but I’m not getting to the rides. The biggest challenge in adding … Continue reading

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Emergency Communications: Alternatives to Ham Radio

Ham radio isn’t right for everyone and there are alternatives as the links below suggest. The so-called FRS (Family Radio Service) and GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) radios are alternatives. FRS is pretty short-range (less than a mile) and GMRS … Continue reading

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