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Jul 7, 2020 - Creede, CO

Mon., July 6th – Creede, CO is a very small, rural silver mining town at the headwaters of the Rio Grande River. Very scenic. We stopped along the way for a hike up to Treasure Falls before arriving at Cottonwood Cove RV in Creede. It’s suppose to be in the low 40s in the morning. Brrr! Tues., July 7th – Steve drove the 120 mile loop of the Silver Thread Scenic Byway to Lake City, CO. It takes you across the majestic mountains of brilliant green pines to Slumgollion Pass at 11,500’. Great views all the way up and down. We had a picnic lunch...

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Westward Bound Again

Jul 23, 2019 - Colorado Calling

Even though I live in a beautiful place in the mountains, Chateau Chaparral doesn't always provide the solitude and peace I often crave. Lucky for me that I can hop in Wanda and find those things not too far away. My recent getaway took me first to Canon City where I went to a gathering to celebrate the retirement of my cool, funny and sweet friend, Betsy. I got to see old friends and make some new ones, share some great food and wine, and enjoy the amazing scenery along Grape Creek. After the party I popped Wanda's new top and unzipped the...

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Born to Wanda

Jul 19, 2019 - Hermosa Creek

Friday, July 19, 2019 Boondocking in San Juan national forest. Nights are cool on the mountain, about 50 degrees- but warm up fast with highs about 80. Marie, Tess and I went for a bike ride along the dirt road while Jim went fishing. Later, Tess and I rode the Hermosa Creek mountain bike trail from camp. Somewhat challenging but fun and scenic ride along the creek. Tess prepared a delicious grilled salmon entre and Marie prepared the sides. After dinner, Tess and Jim gathered firewood and we had popcorn over the campfire. On Saturday Tess...

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Jul 18, 2019 - Wolf Creek Pass & Hermosa Creek

Thursday afternoon we drove over the Wolf Creek Pass to the San Juan National Forest. We found a beautiful boondocking site in a green meadow with a stream running thru it. But the climb to get here from Purgatory Ski Resort on highway 550 was a challenge. Gravel switch-back roads at 10 miles an hour in first gear, passing lots of ATV’s stirring up dust. Marie, Tess and I rode bikes 5 miles past the camp up the dirt road crossed a creek and the next day Tess and I rode 13 miles along the creek on mountain bike.On Friday after a another bike...

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Jul 18, 2019 - Mining Country

Thursday, July 18, 2019 Thursday morning we explored the Historic Colorado Mining Country and the town of Creede. Just north of town, a dirt road posted four-wheel drive only and gave us a chance to find out if this old F-250 can climb. We were not disappointed. Our journey took us to the Last Chance Silver Mine on the side of the mountain at about 10,000 feet. The whole trip was full of beautiful vistas and great climbs.

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Sep 15, 2018 - 15 September - Creed

Since I'm making these journal entries in the early morning hours, I'm mostly telling you about what we did yesterday. Firstly, let me confirm that Mount Robson is the highest Mountain in the Provinces, but there are a stack of high mountains in the Yukon including Mt Logan at 19,551 ft and a stack of others. And our mountains tend to have snow on them during the summer months - though with climate change who knows how long that will last. Here in Colorado, I haven't yet seen any mountains with snow on them. The range behind Larry's house...

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Sep 14, 2018 - 5:00 am.Creede, Colorado

Damn it was cold last night. Always fun to awaken with a frozen nose at 5:00 am. A few years ago I purchased a nifty little 6 inch square Broan space heater which kicks out mighty heat and is quiet as a lamb. The heater is under the bench table where I am working, with a blanket hanging down the open side -a la Nepali tea house table. So all the heat is confined to a small space under the table and I am toasty warm. Works like a charm. Another play this evening at the Creede Repertory Theatre. This is their 53rd season having been founded...

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Sep 13, 2018 - Creede Colorado

13 September 2018 – Creede Colorado Bart is supposed to leave North Carolina this morning to come to Crestone to look after Bodie and the cabin while we were to drive to Creede Colorado to see a matinee play at 1:00 p.m. It was tense…was Bart going to beat Hurricane Florence to catch his 7::05 flight this morning? We organised to take Bodie just in case his flights were cancelled. But happily Bart caught a flight before the hurricane hit Raleigh NC and he made it to Crestone at around 4:00 p.m. So all is well in the world. He is probably...

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Jun 3, 2018 - Taos to Creede & Cottonwood Cove

Taos to Creede & Cottonwood Cove RV Park Day 7—Friday June 1, 2018 We left our site at 9:50 am; our destination was Cottonwood Cave RV Park located on the Rio Grande River about six miles south of Creede, Colorado. The alternate route to avoid going through downtown Taos worked as planned—very light traffic and no stop lights. Our route from Taos after the bypass was west on US 64 to US 285, then north to US 169 at Alamosa. We stopped at City Market in Alamosa, Colorado. Maryann shopped for groceries while Brian fueled the truck. We went...

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Aug 25, 2015 - Headin' to the mountains

Tues Aug 25 We all packed up, hooked up and headed to South Fork with the RVs. We drove north on Route 149 through Creede to a nice off-road dispersed camping spot (boondocking) near Clear Creek in the Rio Grande National Forest between Creede and Lake City. What a great spot – and the scenery on the way was . . . well, you know by now!! Rod and Karen are very familiar with this area. They trucked cattle in and around here and have recreated in the area for years. They know how to pick a campsite! They even scouted the area to find the best...

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Sep 15, 2013 - Creede, Colorado - Trips End

We spent six days in Creede Colorado. We were here for an RV Rally and it was nice to see some of our friends that we had not seen for a while. We explored the Bachelor Mine Historic Loop (17 miles) one day, and Harold and I drove it again the following day when the weather was better. There were a number of waterfalls in the area and we managed to check out two of them. The Creede area is beautiful, and our RV Park was one of the best on the trip. We will definitely come back here We head for Albuquerque tomorrow, and we are both ready to...

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Sep 14, 2013 - Creede, Co. The trip ends!!!

Our visit Creede, Colorado will be for six nights, and includes an RV rally with our New Mexico, Chile Pepper RV club and offers a chance to see several friends we have not seen in a while. Our first adventure was the Bachelor Historic Tour which consisted of a seventeen mile drive through the mining areas above the town of Creede. We saw and explored several long abandoned large mines, located in some of the most beautiful country I've encountered. Our second day started with a drive to North Clear Creek Falls about 25 miles north of...

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