Category Archives: Wildflowers

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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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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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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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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Wildflowers along Ouray County Road 4

I rode up Ouray County Road 4 this afternoon and found many wildflowers, especially near the top—wildflowers everywhere! Not all of my pictures were in focus—rats! But here are four for you to look at.

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Buckhorn Lakes: Open with Wildflowers and Bugs!

I was out and about on the XT-250 this afternoon and am pleased to report that the road to Buckhorn Lakes (there are two lakes right next to each other) is open. Toward the top there is rutting and a … Continue reading

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Wildflowers along Last Dollar Road

I was 9-1/2 hours in the saddle yesterday and covered many passes. And…took lots of wildflower pictures. This post shows wildflowers along Last Dollar Road taken in two places: near Last Dollar Ranch and much further up at a spot … Continue reading

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Guest blogging for Box Canyon Lodge

Karen from Box Canyon Lodge and Hot Springs in Ouray, Colorado, asked if I’d like to be a guest blogger. Sure! She’s added my post about Ouray County Roads 2 and 4 to the Box Canyon Lodge blog, which you … Continue reading

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Ouray County Roads 2 and 4: Oft Overlooked Gems

Ouray County Roads 2 and 4 are often overlooked by visitors who want to climb to dizzying heights in the San Juan mountains. Now don’t get me wrong, because I love doing the same thing. But close to home are … Continue reading

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