Monthly Archives: July 2012

More Shameless Self Promotion: A Video About the Flying Broomstick Series

I’m making several videos out of a lengthy interview about my new book, The Unexpected Traveler. This one describes how the books in the Story of the Great American Flying Broomstick series came to be. The books are available in … Continue reading

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My New Book: Another Behind the Scenes Look

Over on my publishing site, www.mtsneffelspress.com, I’m publicizing my new book, The Unexpected Traveler, now on Amazon Kindle for $4.99. (In the category of shameless self promotion, if you like this site and all the info I put here, support … Continue reading

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Stealey Mtn Trail Complex: At last a good map!

I’ve tried in the past to create a good GPS map of all the doubletrack trails in the Stealey Mountain Trailhead trail complex, but ran into issues with the GPS being fooled by the reflections from the canyon walls. This … Continue reading

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Yankee Boy Basin: Going Beyond the Forest Service Bathroom (in 5 minutes!)

Yankee Boy Basin, outside Ouray, Colorado, is justly famous for its amazing beauty. But most visitors stop at the Forest Service bathroom and go no further. Not that they need to, because the views, flowers, and waterfalls are all easily … Continue reading

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My New Book—Behind the Scenes: the Maps

In the category of shameless self-promotion, here’s a video about my new book, The Unexpected Traveler. It’s a “behind the scenes” look at how the maps were created, in the form of an interview with Brett Pfister, who did the … Continue reading

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Cow Creek: A Best-Kept Secret in Ouray County

The ride took about 40 minutes, but you can do it in only 7 along with my commentary. I sped up most of the video, but the interesting parts (creek crossings) are at normal speed. Cow Creek Road is one … Continue reading

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Montrose Amateur Radio Club support to the Hard Rock 100 run

The Hard Rock 100 is a 100-mile-plus endurance run—one of the hardest around because of the elevation gain/loss. It starts in Silverton and ends there, with runners transiting many stations and high mountain passes during the race. Every year the … Continue reading

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General Class Lesson 2.1 Video Introduction

Here’s your video introduction to section 2.1 of the ARRL General Class Ham Radio License Manual. Sorry about the length (17 minutes), but there’s gobs of material in the section and lots to talk about. Truly this video provides an … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Maintenance: Changing the Chain and Sprockets

How silly of me! I thought “how hard can changing a motorcycle chain be?” The answer: things have changed greatly since I last changed the chain on a motorcycle, which is when I was a teenager, over 40 years ago! … Continue reading

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