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Monthly Archives: July 2010
I set out yesterday for American Basin to see how the wildflowers were. I was not disappointed (see here). The photo of me posing by the Cinnamon Pass sign was taken by a handy tourist. The alpine area between Ouray, … Continue reading
On our first visit to this area together, in 1998, we stayed outside Lake City. The B&B owner suggested we check out American Basin, which is right where the road up to Cinnamon Pass gets serious. (See separate post here … Continue reading
I think this is another one best led with the GPS track. I traveled from the east (Animas Forks via Picayune and Placer Gulches) to the west (Corkscrew Pass). This GPS track is sort of in the middle of lots … Continue reading
This cool road takes off just south of Animas Forks and curls around up to California Gulch Road. It’s probably best to start with the GPS track, as other photos are referenced to it. I learned of the road from … Continue reading
Last Saturday I made quite the circuit on the motorcycle—the rides are reported separately. Two of the roads I traveled, Ouray County Road 31 and San Juan County Road 14, are very near Red Mountain Pass and are
Here’s a nice romp through history—a beginner+ road and some cool old mining structures. Take a ride through the historic Red Mountain Mining District! Note: The Yankee Girl Mine, which is on this road, is so iconic I’ve featured it … Continue reading
This is a continuation of the trip up to Buckhorn on May 21st (here) and posted on June 4th. Figuring the roads were long dry, I headed up there after dinner this evening. I went beyond the lakes to revisit … Continue reading
Okay, so maybe this won’t appeal to everyone. I’m an electrical engineer, and IEEE is my professional society. The Ames Station is the first generating station to produce and transmit alternating current (AC) electrical power. We may think that sort … Continue reading
I took a long ride yesterday. One road I traversed is a road I’ve rarely traveled, Ouray County Road 31. It goes through the heart of the mining district and literally next to the famed Yankee Girl mine. I took … Continue reading