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I like to share information and that's what this site is for. I love living in Southwestern Colorado in the San Juan Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountain range. I enjoy motorcycling, both street and dirt, so I keep GPS tracks of my travels to share along with photographs. Oh, the wildflowers aren't bad either!
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Monthly Archives: May 2011
Blue Lakes Trailhead is now accessible via Ouray County Road 7, dry all the way to the top. The mudholes are dry too! The primitive campgrounds are plentiful and
To my great surprise, upon checking Ouray County Road 9, I found it quite dry and approachable. Even the normal mudholes are dry. The road is blocked by
Here are the overflow flowers from the last post:
Wildflower bonanza! My wife and I joined many other friends at the Skalla Ranch outside of Placerville, Colorado. I motorcycled over 35 miles, not leaving the ranch–big place. And the wildflowers! I include 19 pictures in this post. Please help … Continue reading
See this link to the Ouray County website, which lists the roads that are open (none), partially open (two) and closed (most). And while you’re there, take a look at the pictures. Brrrr! Cold!
My wife told me of a monumental bang while taking a nap. Thinking it was likely a bird striking the window, a sadly common occurrence here, she found this strange imprint. I had to take the picture late at night … Continue reading
Ouray County Roads 2 and 4 are open (see here for map). We’ve had quite a bit of rain and even snow over the last couple weeks, and it’s brought out the wildflowers. The road itself is mostly dry but … Continue reading
GPS precision is a function of the number of decimal places after the decimal point. Why is that important? Well, the APRS tracks that I’ve taken recently while riding my motorcycle do not agree with the track taken by my … Continue reading
The Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area is a delight for motorcycle riding. On May 14th, Loretta and I trailered my motorcycle up to the Peach Valley parking lot, where we met Woody and his daughter. Woody has an ATV—this was … Continue reading
Fox hunt controller? I need something to turn my two-meter transceiver into a hidden transmitter. Believe me, I searched the Internet. There are lots of references, but precious little in the way of easy-to-build circuits. The May, 2010, QST has … Continue reading