Monthly Archives: September 2012

Ouray County Fall Color: Moonshine Park on Ouray CR 5

Here’s a little treat—fall color in Ouray County, Colorado, on a little side road tucked away at the south end of Ouray County Road 5 (after entering the Uncompahgre National Forest, it becomes Forest Road 852). The road to Moonshine … Continue reading

Posted in Fall Color, Motorcycling, Ouray County, Video | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Fall Color Update for Friday, 21 Sept 2012

Quick update for roads I traveled today: Last Dollar Road near Telluride—I traveled it today. The color is at or near peak. I define peak as when the earliest trees lose their leaves. There is still some green, but mostly … Continue reading

Posted in Fall Color, Ouray County, San Juan County, San Miguel County | Leave a comment

Fall Color Report: Red Mountain Pass Approaching Peak

I hopped on my motorcycle yesterday, Friday, September 14th, to check out the fall color. I did the same thing last week. Wow! What a change in a week! It’s not at peak, but if you want to see the … Continue reading

Posted in Fall Color, Motorcycling, Ouray County, Video | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Imogene Pass Part 4

This concludes the video series on Imogene Pass, following the journey from the top of the pass, down to the west through the ghost town of Tomboy, and down into Telluride itself. Enjoy!

Posted in GPS Tracks, Motorcycling, San Miguel County, Video | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Imogene Pass: Part 3

Part 3 covers from the false summit to the real summit. The road gets steeper (waaaaaaay steep) and gnarly. Enjoy! Part 1, which covers from Lower Camp Bird to Upper Camp Bird, is here, and Part 2, which covers from … Continue reading

Posted in GPS Tracks, Motorcycling, Ouray County, Video | Tagged | Leave a comment

Imogene Pass, Part 2

Here’s Part 2 of the ride over Imogene Pass from the Ouray side to the Telluride side. This video covers from Upper Camp Bird to the false summit. I say “false summit” because from down below it appears to be … Continue reading

Posted in GPS Tracks, Motorcycling, Ouray County, Video | Tagged | Leave a comment

Creating Antenna Masts Using Chain Link Fence “Top Rail”

Lew French, KCØUER, gave me this idea. Components for chain link fencing are inexpensive. The so-called “top rail” is the horizontal runner across the top. Lew showed me how one end on each is tapered to fit into the next … Continue reading

Posted in Ham Radio blog entries | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Fall Color Update: Just Beginning in Ironton Park

Because of the early spring and heavy mid-summer rains, speculation has it that we will have an early fall color season. It does seem a bit early in this video, although over on Last Dollar Road, where I was yesterday, … Continue reading

Posted in Fall Color, Ouray County, Video | Tagged | 2 Comments

Imogene Pass, Part 1

Yesterday, a simple trip up Camp Bird Road from Ouray to check out where I’ll be stationed to help provide communications for Saturday’s Imogene Pass Run, turned into a trip all the way over the pass. I’d forgotten how rough … Continue reading

Posted in Motorcycling, Ouray County, Video | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Almost Eureka!

I mentioned a side road off a side road off a side road. Well, here’s the video. The term “side road” implies a main road, and the main road is San Juan (Colorado) County Road 2, which connects Silverton to … Continue reading

Posted in GPS Tracks, Motorcycling, San Juan County | Tagged | Leave a comment