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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…

Trail RidgeTrail Ridge

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)

Baggage Cart - Montrose Heritage MuseumD&RGW Curecanti Post  - Montrose Heritage Museum

UP Caboose #25668 - Montrose Heritage Museum  – UP Caboose #25668 - Montrose Heritage Museum

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!

Mesa Verde - Mancos OverlookMesa Verde - Mancos Overlook
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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