Monthly Archives: August 2011

Uncompahgre Plateau July 4th Wildflowers

My wife and I made a July 4th pilgrimage to Uncompahgre Plateau to photograph wildflowers. Early July seems the best time to see the mules ears, which cover dozens of acres along Montrose County Road 90 just east of where … Continue reading

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Buck Trail Wildflowers

Yesterday, while riding with Gary (see here), the wildflowers were everywhere. I stopped along the Buck Trail to snap some pictures. The flower above appears to be from the ragwort

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Uncompahgre Plateau Rides: Aspen and Buck Trails

Gary Garren has a Honda 90. Yep, remember those? And he’s a pretty doggoned good rider, too! I thought my bike was small, but Gary sure has me beat! We had a great time today riding the Aspen and Buck … Continue reading

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The Honda 90 Lives! Gary Garren on Uncompahgre Plateau

That’s Gary Garren riding his Honda 90 on Buck Trail atop Uncompahgre Plateau near Montrose, Colorado. (Gary has a great sense of humor!)

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Sideroads: Three Between Corkscrew and Hurricane Passes

Last July 22nd, a Friday, I set out to travel some high-country sideroads. Here are three more, all between Corkscrew (San Juan CR 11) and Hurricane Passes (San Juan CR 10). The views are spectacular, as seen above from my … Continue reading

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Ouray CR 4 Roughed Up By Recent Rainstorms

After dinner I hopped on the XT-250 and went up Ouray County Road 4. I went over it last week and found that the recent torrential downpours had wreaked havoc with the road. This evening I found that the county … Continue reading

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Sideroads: Brown Mountain—Spectacular Views

Continuing the sideroads theme, the road to Brown Mountain (Ouray County Road 20) takes off from the same place as Corkscrew Pass Road. There are lots of roads in this area—if you follow my GPS track (below), you’ll find yourself … Continue reading

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Sideroads: San Juan CR 18 to Well-Preserved Mining Site

  You can probably tell by the lead-in photo that this post will be rather technical. There’s a sideroad off of the Engineer Pass road—I can’t tell you how many times I’ve passed it by! On July 22nd I was … Continue reading

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