Snowshoeing Florissant Fossil Beds

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It’s February, it snowed yesterday and it’s a bluebird day. Time to go snowshoeing! We’d been watching the weather forecasts all week and while the forecast for the amount of snow was wrong (we got twice as much as predicted) it was a major bonus. Lisa and I had a half-dozen destinations in mind, but had trouble deciding where to go. As we passed through Woodland Park we finally made up our mind Continue reading

Sangre de Cristo Mountains – In Winter

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A view of the Sangre de Cristo mountains approaching from the east.

If you’ve read my blog for a while, you already know that the Sangre de Cristo Mountains are my favorite nearby destination for summer backpacking. When winter arrives I’m typically heading for other mountain destinations or out to the plains for pheasant hunting, however, I’ve been wanting to visit the Sangre de Cristos during Continue reading

Boss and Hunt Lakes, 4×4 and Hike

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I really needed to get in a good hike since my return from South Korea on Friday night, and Lisa wanted to get in a decent hike to a lake, so she popped open a hiking book and we found this hike to Hunt Lake. If you go west on US 50 from Poncha Springs look for the runaway truck ramp on the left side of the highway Continue reading

Single-burner Stove Roundup – 2019

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Group of each model of the M-1942 stove made (except one) along with appropriate cooking/storage containers

Well, I’ve been collecting more stoves over the last few years. Mostly, I look for decent examples at a good price. One stove I paid a lot more than the others, while others were just parts and I needed to assemble them. All of the stoves Continue reading

Pomeroy and Hancock Lakes, 4×4, 2019

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Our kayaking/canoeing/rafting group had planned to float the Gunnison or Yampa Rivers over the 4th of July weekend, but heavy snows this year, along with a number of deaths on the rivers caused us to re-think our plan. We decided to go four-wheeling instead. The destination was the very popular area of St. Elmo in Continue reading

Hunting Wrap-up, 2018-2019

The seasons of autumn and winter are the times of year I go hunting. Here is a summary of this year’s hunts.

High Country Deer Hunt – Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Colorado

In Colorado there are some areas where you can hunt deer with a center-fire rifle in early September. This is the same time of year archery hunters and Continue reading

Hayden Pass, 4WD Road

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15SEP18 – I bought a used Jeep Wrangler recently. I’ve been thinking about it for some time, as in . . .  years.  I’ve been driving that blue Chevy Avalanche nearly every day for over 15 years and have put over 200,000 miles on it. It’s been a really good truck, but I just wanted something different. I still have the Avalanche, but the Jeep Continue reading