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Tag Archives: Colorado
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
Peach Valley: So much more!
Peach Valley, in Montrose County, Colorado, is one big place. It’s in the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area, hard up against the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and other associated wilderness areas. The Gunnison NCA includes the Peach … Continue reading
Will the real Candy Cane Loop please stand up?
I went back to Peach Valley on Saturday, April 16, 2011 and enjoyed the stunning weather. I was determined, among other things, to travel the Candy Cane Loop. I’d tried last year and got lost. Well, I got lost again, … Continue reading
Posted in GPS Tracks, Montrose County, Motorcycling Tagged Candy Cane Loop, Colorado, dirt bikes, montrose county, motorcycling, Peach Valley Leave a comment
Peach Valley—GPS Proves its Worth!!
Yesterday I drove to the Peach Valley parking area in the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area near Olathe, Colorado. Directions: From Hwy 50, just south of the traffic light, turn east on Falcon Road and follow it until it becomes … Continue reading
Revisiting Glenn’s Road and Upper Power Line Road
Last year, Glenn Neigenfind introduced me to the dirt roads and trails west of US Hwy 550, bounded on the north by Kinikin Road (Montrose, Colorado) and on the south by Buckhorn Road. What a great place to explore! On … Continue reading
Montrose Adobes: New Parking Lot
Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area sports a new parking lot designed specifically for dirt bikers who want to ride in the adobe formations north of Montrose. Further, the road all the way to the parking area has been graveled so … Continue reading
DeLorme maps: some grumbles
I just updated from DeLorme Topo USA 8 to DeLorme Topo North America. (The name change implies Canada.) The same map appears on my GPS unit as appears on Topo North America. I don’t know where DeLorme gets their road … Continue reading
Posted in GPS Tracks, Product Reviews Tagged Colorado, DeLorme PN-40SE, DeLorme Topo North America, making gps maps, ouray county 1 Comment
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.
Posted in Ouray County, Wildflowers Tagged Colorado, ouray county, Ouray County Road 906, wildflowers Leave a comment
Powerline Road Redux—in great shape!
Following the theme of taking advantage of good weather, I hopped atop my Yamaha XT-250 dirt bike and headed for the hills. Knowing that the high country is still snowed in, I took a route I like very much. It … Continue reading
Posted in GPS Tracks, Montrose County, Motorcycling Tagged Colorado, glenn's road, montrose county, motorcycling, powerline road 1 Comment
Dirt Riding 2011: Season Opener!
Woohoo! What a beautiful April 1st, and that’s no joke! I spent the morning getting my trusty 2009 Yamaha XT-250 dirt bike ready for the season, checking tire pressures, the spark plug, tightening this and that, checking the chain tension, … Continue reading