Monthly Archives: May 2011

Blue Lakes Trailhead now accessible from Ouray County Road 7

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

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Ouray County Roads 9 dry but blocked by trees

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

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Even more Memorial Day flowers

Here are the overflow flowers from the last post:  

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Wildflower Bonanza on Memorial Day, 2011

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

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Ouray County Back Country Roads Mostly Closed as of Memorial Day

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!

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Ghostly Bird Strike

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

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Ouray County Roads 2 and 4: Wildflowers and Mudhole

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

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APRS vs Handheld GPS: Discrepancies Explained

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

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Eagle Valley Road offers view of Gunnison River

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

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Byonics PicCon Hidden Transmitter Controller

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

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