Monthly Archives: July 2011

Wildflowers in Yankee Boy Basin: For Mom

So why do I put so many wildflower pictures on the site? Because my Mom loves them, that’s why! She’s 86 and lives in Southern California. She’s computer literate and loves the beauty of the Colorado wildflowers. This video was … Continue reading

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Origami: Folding a Dollar Bill to Look Like a Shirt

What’s this, you ask? Yep, it has nothing to do with motorcycles or ham radio, but after all this is my information site. My mom has made it a tradition for many years to include in the Happy Birthday card … Continue reading

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Great Ride with Blog Reader John Fischer

John Fischer got in touch with me a few months back. He’s an avid reader of this blog and hoped we’d be able to ride together while he was out here for vacation. We did just that! John hails from … Continue reading

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Yankee Boy Basin Wildflowers

Loretta and I were at Yankee Boy Basin today. I’ve never seen the wildflowers as thick and gorgeous as this! And there were many columbines—so many I put them all in another post (see this). This post has more wildflowers—there … Continue reading

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Yankee Boy Basin Columbines

Today is my 60th birthday, and to celebrate my wife and I went up to Yankee Boy Basin outside Ouray. I’ve never seen the wildflowers so thick and beautiful—the combination of heavy snow and recurring rainfall has done wonders! I … Continue reading

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High Country Etiquette: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

After three years, I finally encountered my first example of high country road rage. So sad… But I also encountered several groups of great people all associated with the FJ Summit (more later). Yesterday (Friday) found me way in the … Continue reading

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Owl Creek Pass Meanderings and GPS Track

This afternoon I headed up and over Owl Creek Pass to visit some friends who are camping on the Middle Fork of the Cimarron River. Along the way I meandered a bit and collected some interesting photos. The one at … Continue reading

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Owl Creek Wildflowers

I was up and about Owl Creek Pass this evening and opted to take the doubletrack trail from Vista Point to Stealey Mountain Trailhead, normally a nice, easy trail. Well, the wet spring and heavy runoff we’ve had this year … Continue reading

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Nate Creek Trail Singletrack Open to Dirt Bikes

I stopped this evening at Owl Creek Pass to chat with a motorcyclist (dirt bike) from Telluride. He was looking for Nate Creek Trail and was worried that the trail had been closed. I was on the trail two years … Continue reading

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Dry Creek Canyon, Montrose, CO

On July 8th, Woody Woodrum and I met at a spot (see Point A on map) about 1/3 the way from Montrose up to the National Forest area of the Uncompahgre Plateau, which makes this BLM land. I had no … Continue reading

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