Monthly Archives: September 2014

Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP

September 21-23, 2014 We approached the canyon from the east, driving along through the Curecanti National Recreation Area where we could see the placid, dammed Gunnison River beside the road. Surely that isn’t the river that carved a massive gorge? … Continue reading

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Zapata Falls Hike

Great Sand Dunes National Park Friday, September 19, 2014 We took our time getting started today. The road to the Zapata Falls trailhead is a 3 mile long washboard dirt and gravel road. Our Subaru Forrester has been dragged behind … Continue reading

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Mosca Pass Trail Hike

Great Sand Dunes National Park Thursday, September 18, 2014 We started hiking up the Mosca Pass Trail at 8:30 a.m. The temperature was a brisk 50 degrees. Being the geek that I am, as I hiked I tried to calculate … Continue reading

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Sand Dune Hike

Great Sand Dunes National Park Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Early on our first full day at the dunes, we hiked to the top of High Dune. The park visitor guide indicated that the hike would be a 2-1/2 mile roundtrip … Continue reading

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Great Sand Dunes National Park

September 16-21, 2014 Impressions Fall comes early to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains From a distance, the mountain landscape looks bleak – greys, blacks, and browns. But as you approach the mountains, colors begin to appear. Grays mark tree line … Continue reading

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The Epiphany

A friend spoke frequently about how he would buy an RV when he retired and wander the U.S. the way he always wanted. When our friends questioned the sanity of our desire to settle in the northwest, it made us … Continue reading

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Wanderlust

Wanderlust… The call of the open road… Mid-life crisis… Insanity. Maybe.

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