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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #30 on: July 04, 2016, 11:42:54 AM »
Saturday, June 18th

The drive up was uneventful. I stopped a few times when I saw something interesting.

On the way up to Westcliffe.
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Headed into Salida.
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Abandoned miniature golf course in Gunnison.
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As you can see by the pics, there was not a cloud in the sky Saturday.

Oh yeah, one of the things I learned that day: Don't take the truck down a washboarded gravel road with the bike in the bed.  :-[
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #31 on: July 04, 2016, 01:37:02 PM »
Sunday, June 19th

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JonS and I agreed to meet at the dam at 0900. Of course we were both early. Jon by 10-15 minutes. He was closer and has the more awesomer bike. We chatted a bit before heading out. Then we stopped in Cedaredge for a smoke/water/bathroom break and chatted a bit more before heading over the top of Grand Mesa. Once we got to Palisade for gas it was beginning to heat up. Jon took off for Montrose via Grand Junction and I reversed what we'd just ridden.

I did not bring my camera for this day. I only had my iPhone and the only pic I took while we/I were out was of the beautiful Tuono Jon has. 92 & 65 is probably the best combination of highways Colorado has to offer IMHO. I was pretty beat by the time I got back to Gunnison.

I had eaten at Mikey's Pizza a few times the last couple of years. However, I ate there the previous night and tonight and was not impressed. Time to find a new watering hole I guess.
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2016, 03:00:37 PM »
I was in Montrose right about that time.

Of course, it was mostly spent in the Sheriff's detention center, but still, good times, eh?
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #33 on: July 04, 2016, 03:40:17 PM »
Monday, June 20th

This was my first "truck" day.

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The first stop is Taylor Reservoir.

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I have not seen it this full in my lifetime.

Now we're headed to Tincup and Mirror Lake. Take a left at the stop sign! Ironically, the only leo I saw the whole week was a parked Gunnison County Sheriff vehicle with no one in it in Tincup. Mirror Lake is a very pretty lake.

This photo is not mine. When I was there, the water level was well over the road on the left side and the number of people was incredible. On the way back down I met a fellow Texan going up. He said in passing, "we need more of these roads in Texas!". Which I promptly replied, "NO SHIT!".
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So off we go to Pothole 1. The drive up is very pretty. Kinda dusty though.
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Fly fishing is rampant! You gotta watch those fishermen.
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I'll continue this later.  ;D
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2016, 03:44:34 PM »
I was in Montrose right about that time.

Of course, it was mostly spent in the Sheriff's detention center, but still, good times, eh?

JonS says, "stay the fuck away from Montrose County!"  :gerg:
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #35 on: July 04, 2016, 04:34:36 PM »
 :clap: More, please!
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #36 on: July 04, 2016, 04:55:58 PM »
I was in Montrose right about that time.

Of course, it was mostly spent in the Sheriff's detention center, but still, good times, eh?

JonS says, "stay the fuck away from Montrose County!"  :gerg:

Oh the sheriff was a nice enough fella and they let me go, so I'm not complaining.
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #37 on: July 04, 2016, 05:07:44 PM »
I'll continue this later.  ;D

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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2017, 11:41:19 AM »
Sorry, I just saw this, when will this continue?
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #39 on: November 28, 2017, 11:42:29 AM »
I can't find a free image hosting site that I can figure out how to use.
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2017, 12:32:21 PM »
Upload'm here is an option...

(somewhat a pain for the audience though - having to click each pic)
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #41 on: November 28, 2017, 06:31:58 PM »
Upload'm here is an option...

(somewhat a pain for the audience though - having to click each pic)
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #42 on: November 28, 2017, 06:36:57 PM »
Upload'm here is an option...

(somewhat a pain for the audience though - having to click each pic)

Hmm. I'm not really sure I want Marc to have to keep a lot of storage so people can post pics though. And I agree. Kinda a pia.
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