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2013 – Rocky Mountain National Park – Part 1c

To complete the day we still need to get down from the pass; especially with the clouds rolling in…

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Spot some wildlife just off the roadway but no good place to stop so a shot out the window and keep going…

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Time to stop at an Overlook and enjoy some of the views of the park…

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As we get to the lower altitudes we get into Moose territory and bingo we see one…

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We reach the point along the route were we cross over the Continental Divide at 10,759ft above Sea Level

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Just enough time left in the day for a short hike along the Ute Trail…

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Day one over but we still have two more days to share with you still to come…

 
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Posted by on 08/18/2013 in Trip Reports

 

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2013 – Summer Vacation – Part 8B

We head up into the canyon as far as allowed.  The roadway heading up to the dam is basically the old D&RGW Right-of-Way.

Morrow Point Dam

Morrow Point DamMorrow Point Dam

Also here is trail along Mesa Creek that take you down to river level.  We will take a short hike beyond the bridge and down stream.  In the photo below you can see the muddy water of the creek as it reaches the clearer water of the river.

Mesa Creek Trail

Mesa Creek TrailMesa Creek Trail

As we continue our Adventures we cross over Cerro Summit; quick stop for a photo.

Cerro Summit (7,959ft)

Cerro Summit (7,959ft)

Once in Montrose we head back to the D&RGW Depot; this time to tour the inside of the now Montrose Heritage Museum.  Lots of interesting stuff inside and out including a few more Railroad items.

D&RGW Depot – Montrose, CO (Heritage Museum)

D&RGW Depot - Montrose, CO (Heritage Museum)D&RGW Depot - Montrose, CO (Heritage Museum)

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We will also head over to another museum to find out it’s FREE DAY so score one for timing.  Wonderful Native America museum dedicated to the Ute Indian Tribe.  Well worth the stop!

Ute Indian Museum

Ute Indian Museum

With the day complete We make one last stop to photograph a Boxcar we have seen many time when here in town but have never stopped to photograph.  Chalk up one Fruit Growers Express Refrigerator Car now used as a storage shed.

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FHIX #40458 Boxcar

 

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2013 – Summer Vacation – Part 7B

Anasazi Heritage Center – Canyons of the Ancients

Anasazi Heritage Center - Canyons of the AncientsAnasazi Heritage Center - Canyons of the Ancients

Anasazi Heritage Center - Canyons of the AncientsAnasazi Heritage Center - Canyons of the Ancients

Anasazi Heritage Center - Canyons of the AncientsAnasazi Heritage Center - Canyons of the AncientsAnasazi Heritage Center - Canyons of the Ancients

Canyons of the Ancients – Dominguez Pueblo

Canyons of the Ancients - Dominguez PuebloCanyons of the Ancients - Dominguez Pueblo

Canyons of the Ancients – Escalante Pueblo

Canyons of the Ancients - Escalante PuebloCanyons of the Ancients - Escalante PuebloCanyons of the Ancients - Escalante Pueblo

Anasazi Heritage Center – Rio Grande Southern Goose #5

Anasazi Heritage Center - Rio Grande Southern Goose #5Anasazi Heritage Center - Rio Grande Southern Goose #5

 

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2013 – Summer Vacation – Part 7A

Canyons of the Ancients – National Monument

Canyons of the Ancients - National Monument

A new day and a new destination off the beaten path of most

Canyons of the Ancients – Lowry Pueblo

Canyons of the Ancients - Lowry PuebloCanyons of the Ancients - Lowry Pueblo

Canyons of the Ancients - Lowry PuebloCanyons of the Ancients - Lowry Pueblo

Canyons of the Ancients – Painted Hand Pueblo

Canyons of the Ancients - Painted Hand Pueblo

Canyons of the Ancients - Painted Hand PuebloCanyons of the Ancients - Painted Hand Pueblo

 
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Posted by on 06/07/2013 in Trip Reports

 

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2013 – Summer Vacation – Part 6D

Mesa Verde National Park – Continued

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Mesa Verde – Cedar Tree Tower

Mesa Verde - Far View SitesMesa Verde - Far View Sites

Mesa Verde – Far View Sites

Mesa Verde – Geologic OverlookMesa Verde - Geologic Overlook

Mesa Verde – Geologic Overlook

Mesa Verde - Mancos OverlookMesa Verde – Mancos Overlook

… and as Lisa jokes, I found some RR stuff even here!

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Mesa Verde – Mancos Overlook

Mesa Verde - Leaving

 

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2013 – Summer Vacation – Part 6C

Mesa Verde National Park – Continued

Mesa Verde - Pithouses and PueblosMesa Verde - Pithouses and Pueblos

Mesa Verde – Pithouses and Pueblos

Mesa Verde - Mesa Top SitesMesa Verde - Mesa Top Sites

Mesa Verde – Mesa Top Sites

Mesa Verde - Sun Point PuebloMesa Verde - Sun Point Pueblo

Mesa Verde – Sun Point Pueblo

Mesa Verde - Sun Point ViewMesa Verde - Sun Point View

Mesa Verde – Sun Point View

Mesa Verde - Oak Tree HouseMesa Verde - Oak Tree House

Mesa Verde – Oak Tree House

Mesa Verde - Fire Temple and New Fire HouseMesa Verde - Fire Temple and New Fire House

Mesa Verde – Fire Temple and New Fire House

Mesa Verde - Cliff Palace ViewMesa Verde - Cliff Palace View

Mesa Verde – Cliff Palace View

 
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Posted by on 06/06/2013 in Trip Reports

 

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2013 – Summer Vacation – Part 6B

Mesa Verde National Park – Continued

With our morning hike on Petroglyph Trail complete, we head into other areas of the park to take in the Overlooks and Road Side locations.  We were surprised on how few folks were at these locations.  Seems most visitors on this day were heading to catch their guided tours into the main ruins and didn’t leave enough time in their schedules to see the rest of the park

Mesa Verde – Cliff Palace

Mesa Verde - Cliff PalaceMesa Verde - Cliff Palace

Mesa Verde – Square Tower House Overlook

Mesa Verde - Square Tower House OverlookMesa Verde - Square Tower House Overlook

Mesa Verde – Navajo Canyon Overlook

Mesa Verde - Navajo Canyon OverlookMesa Verde - Navajo Canyon Overlook

Mesa Verde – House of Many Windows

Mesa Verde - House of Many WindowsMesa Verde - House of Many Windows

Mesa Verde – Hemenway House

Mesa Verde - Hemenway HouseMesa Verde - Hemenway House

Mesa Verde – Pithouse

Mesa Verde - PithouseMesa Verde - Pithouse

 
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Posted by on 06/06/2013 in Trip Reports

 

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2013 – Summer Vacation – Part 6A

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde - Entrance

Today we head into Mesa Verde for a morning hike but will stop at a couple of overlooks…

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We will reach Spruce Tree House

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Below here is the Trail Head to the Petroglyph Trail…

Mesa Verde - Petroglyph Trail

Besides going to see the wonderful Petroglyphs we also kept our eyes pealed for other less known ruins here in the park…

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After a long hike through an interesting hike we pass over the top and around Spruce Tree House back to where we started the hike

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Posted by on 06/06/2013 in Trip Reports

 

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2013 – Summer Vacation – Part 5B

As we continue our journeys we head up to Wolf Creek Pass (10,857 ft.)

Wolf Creek Pass

We had also planned a side trip up to Lobo Overlook but we were shocked to find the gate still closed

Lobo Overlook

So down the road we went to the Charles Stith Overlook 37 27.015 N / 106 53.353 W for some great views of the valley below and the interesting geology here as well.

Charles Stith OverlookCharles Stith Overlook

Our next stop is to hike up to Treasure Falls 37 26.553 N / 106 52.639 W

Treasure FallsTreasure Falls

Time for lunch so we pull into Pagosa Springs for a bite to eat…

Pagosa Springs

It’s time for some Railfanning and this time we are off to find the D&RGW Florida River Bridge 37 12.861 N / 107 44.851 W

Florida River Bridge (D&RGW)Florida River Bridge (D&RGW)

We then head for Durango where we heard a new Steam Engine is being setup and restored in the park; Emma Sweeney.  They are doing a great job and got a chance to talk to the team for a bit while I was there…

Emma SweeneyEmma Sweeney

Time to head over to Mesa Verde National Park to get info on our planned morning hike.  This is also our first time to see the new Visitor Center..  Much larger and modern then the old one…

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World Travel – Alaska 2012 – Cruise Day #3C

Juneau, Alaska – Mt. Roberts

Our third and final adventure in was to take the Tramway up to Mt. Roberts.  We stopped by to see the injured Bald Eagle as well as took a short hike and saw some of the bent tress

Mt. Roberts

Time to head to our next port of call as we say goodbye to Juneua, AK

 
 

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