Category Archives: Wildflowers

Blue Lakes Trailhead now accessible from Ouray County Road 7

Blue Lakes Trailhead is now accessible via Ouray County Road 7, dry all the way to the top. The mudholes are dry too! The primitive campgrounds are plentiful and

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Even more Memorial Day flowers

Here are the overflow flowers from the last post:  

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Wildflower Bonanza on Memorial Day, 2011

Wildflower bonanza! My wife and I joined many other friends at the Skalla Ranch outside of Placerville, Colorado. I motorcycled over 35 miles, not leaving the ranch–big place. And the wildflowers! I include 19 pictures in this post. Please help … Continue reading

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Ouray County Roads 2 and 4: Wildflowers and Mudhole

Ouray County Roads 2 and 4 are open (see here for map). We’ve had quite a bit of rain and even snow over the last couple weeks, and it’s brought out the wildflowers. The road itself is mostly dry but … Continue reading

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Eagle Valley Road offers view of Gunnison River

The Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area is a delight for motorcycle riding. On May 14th, Loretta and I trailered my motorcycle up to the Peach Valley parking lot, where we met Woody and his daughter. Woody has an ATV—this was … Continue reading

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Pinion Ridge Wildflowers

See this post for the GPS maps of Pinion Ridge with the lettered points. Here are the wildflower pictures I took. The one above is of cool lichen that grows everywhere on the rocks. The following picture shows the rocks … Continue reading

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Cactus Flower – First of Season

The Billy Creek State Wildlife Area opened on May 1st, and I was out in the meadow near our home doing some testing on ham radio hidden transmitter hunting. I dropped one of my antennas, which has a bright orange … Continue reading

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Peach Valley Rocks and Wildflowers

While at Peach Valley on Friday, April 15th, and Saturday, April 16th, these wildflowers jumped out at me. Above you see the giant red paintbrush, although “giant” is a relative word. Following is a picture of some cool rocks, then … Continue reading

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First Wildflower of 2011

For all the wildflower junkies out there (which includes me), here’s the very first I’ve seen this season. I found it while out on the motorcycle, checking out a side road, Ouray County Road 906, not far from Colona, Colorado.

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Views and Wildflowers along Ouray County Road 7

After dinner this evening I hopped on the bike for a quick “evening trip” up Ouray County Road 7 (see here for GPS and springtime pictures). Today is September 1st and the days are getting shorter rather

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