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Sep 18, 2018 - Lakeview cg

We woke up to 41 outside and 44 inside so we we're glad to have comforters and sleeping bags. Bill rode his mtn bike and after lunch, we took the ATV up to Taylor Park so we could ride up to Tin Cup, an old mining town. We bought the permit and took off heading to trail 764. Fairly rough trail rated medium so we we're glad we didn't take a hard trail. Got to TC and it still has lightning cabin homes and an old church built in 1903. We took the easy road back as we had bumped around enough! Got back to Lakeview and cooked marinated chicken...

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Sep 17, 2018 - Taylor reservoir

We left the Rosy CG and headed up to Taylor to go to the Lake view CG. Along the way we passed free range cattle who don't mind walking right down the middle of the road! The road followed the Taylor river all the way to the reservoir and the colors were excellent. We got a great site high above the lake looking at the Sawatch mtns. and maroon bells all 11-14000 ft peaks. Saw a moose across the lake and walked about 1.5 miles down a trail off the CG. We're at 9520 ft so we hope our heads don't kill us tonight. Decided this was way more...

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Sep 16, 2018 - Rosy lane cg

We drove Kebler Pass road into Crested Butte and stopped to eat lunch. The colors along the pass were amazing and we took our time. We're trying to figure out whether we want to condo it in the Butte or what, but since it was super crowded, we went on down to Gunnison to resupply. Gunnison was over run as well. Bought our groceries, emptied our tanks and headed back up to Almont to the Rosy lane CG. It sits right on the Taylor river which is a gold river trout stream. Too bad I'm not fishing! Great temp- about 65 at 5 pm. Going down to 40...

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Jul 31, 2013 - Almont, CO

We loved our site at Three Rivers Resort. A very pleasant nine day stay. Jim was able to trout fish close by, most every day, and loved it. (Catch & Release) We enjoyed time with EC and Susan. A day of fishing, and on Saturday, we helped Susan celebrate her birthday with a dinner at Marios in Gunnison. Our new friends, from Blue Mesa, Roger and Linda came to see us one afternoon. Linda treated us to her home made "smothered burritos" one night, back at Blue Mesa at their Coach. What a treat! We spent one day going to the town of Crested...

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Sep 14, 2012 - Ohio Pass Rd - AM

Yesterday as we finished our drive down Ohio Pass Rd. in the late afternoon, we so enjoyed the view, colors and lush valley that it left us wanting more and wondering how it would look in the morning light. It didn't take us very long to decided that it would be worth doing all over again. The morning brought a bright and beautiful perspective from the valley to the top of Ohio Pass Rd. The colors truly did change overnight. We weren't disappointed and don't think you will be either.

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Sep 14, 2012 - Carbon Creek

We took a little side trip today to Carbon Creek, on our way back up to Ohio Pass to see it in the am light. This little side road that we had seen the day before was beckoning to us all. It turned out to be a nice dirt road that went back in the mountains and trees at times. Soon we were following Carbon Creek. We traveled as far as the road would take us. You'll see in the pics why we couldn't go any farther. It is a shame that a few can ruin it for all. It was lovely back up in there and we spotted a nice spot to camp along the creek...

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Sep 13, 2012 - Ohio Pass Rd - PM

After enjoying our lunch and view at Lake Irwin, we were off to see what fall looked like up on Ohio Pass. As we drove away from Lake Irwin and down the road leading to O.P. we drove thru a small forest of alpine pine trees, climbing up to the top of the pass. As we started to come out into the opening, the mountain came into view with many hues of color. Soon we were driving through a canopy of bright yellow aspens. As we took in the view and continued down the road the colors just extended out as far as we could see. This is where fall...

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Sep 13, 2012 - Lake Irwin

Fall is in the air in the Gunnison/Crested Butte area, so off we went exploring today towards Crested Butte and on up to Hwy 12 towards Lake Irwin. The aspen trees are in various stages of turning colors. Lots of shades of greens, yellows & rust colors. It was a mild winter and dry spring here so the lake was way down and the colors aren't as vibrant as last year, but it was still gorgeous, even up beyond the lake. We enjoyed a picnic lunch at Lake Irwin campground where Len camp hosted prior to our meeting one another. After lunch we...

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Sep 11, 2012 - Exploring Back Roads Around Gunnison

We joined our friends Bill, Sharon and Joyce Tuesday morning with the idea of heading to Gunnison to fill up with gas and then head up Ohio Pass Road to the top and then visit Lake Irwin before heading back thru Crested Butte to Taylor Canyon. All went well until we spotted this most interesting looking road heading off to the left from Ohio Pass Road. We decided to make a slight adjustment and check it out for a while. Well, the further back in we got the more interesting it got and the worse the weather up toward Ohio Pass looked....

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Aug 30, 2012 - Devil's Punch Bowl and Crystal Mill

Devil's Punch Bowl has quite a reputation among off road enthusiasts. It is reputed to be one of the most difficult and dangerous off road adventures in Colorado. We've heard that 17 people have died trying to drive this road, but many of those were quite a while ago before improvements were made to the road. 9 of those died in a Suburban full of people driven by someone likely not experienced in this kind of driving. A Suburban is way to big, too long, and without enough clearance to be doing this drive, in my opinion. My guess is that an...

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Aug 30, 2012 - Schofield Pass

We joined our friends Bill, Sharon and Joyce in Crested Butte so that the ladies could go shopping for shoes at a local shop that was having a big sale. After that we left Crested Butte heading toward Schofield Pass and after that Devil's Punch Bowl, Crystal Mill and Marble. Devil's Punch Bowl, Crystal Mill and Marble will be in another post. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

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Aug 27, 2012 - Lottis Creek CG in Taylor Canyon

We are currently located at the newly renovated Lottis Creek CG in Taylor Canyon. They've done a great job and we like it here a lot. Our campsite is in a cul de sac and is very private, which we love. Our friends Bill, Sharon and Joyce are camped here also and we are enjoying their company. It's great to be back in Taylor Canyon again even though there is major construction underway on Hwy 742 for about 8 miles. Lottis Creek CG is at about 9200 ft elevation and it is our plan to stay here until they close it for the season, which will...

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