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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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Jul 14, 2012 - Creed trip

The day was planned in Creede with a night time performance at the Creede Repretory Theatre, celebrating its 65th year. A bonus was the woodworkers association meeting and Van got his BD present, a book and tools to carve his aspen walking stick. We've decided woodworking is part of being an RVer !!! A tour of the mining exhibit and then taking the back roads before dinner and show. As we sat down to dinner, it began to hail. The first time we haven't been "hit" with hail personally. Not Texas size hail, but pea size, nonetheless it hurts...

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Jul 7, 2012 - Creede

The trip from Lake City to Creede on June 29th was short, 46 miles, and easy after the climb of about 7 miles up Slumgullion Pass at an average grade of 9%. At 11,530 feet, the top of Slumgullion is the highest point on the route so it was mostly down grade from there to Creede. Creede is located in the upper San Luis Valley near the head waters of the Rio Grande River. It is an old mining town, the last silver boom town of the 1800s in Colorado. While the silver panic of 1893 closed most of the silver mines at Creede, as it did throughout...

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Sep 3, 2011 - Creede, CO

Today, we went to Creede, CO. The town of Creede celebrates this holiday weekend with a race, salsa contest, and the 1st ever Annual Hot-Air Balloon Fest. The balloons launched shortly after 7:00 this morning. Since nothing was open is Creede after the launch, we went back to South Fork, making a side trip to the North Clear Creek Falls. We periodically see some wildlife on our hikes, so I am including a picture of Bullwinkle. Well, maybe not Bullwinkle, but a first cousin! We also heard elk bugeling. Didn't see any elk, though.

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Aug 18, 2011 - Long Time No Hear From!

Long time no hear from! It’s been a while since I have written and I’m sorry for keeping many of you in the dark about our summer adventures. I do have a pretty good excuse, however! While Sue and I were hiking on a beautiful Friday afternoon three weeks ago around a beautiful Colorado lake, I tripped over a rock and broke my wrist! I know you’re probably thinking to yourselves, “Didn’t she hurt her foot earlier?” Well you would be right about that! We understood from all of the experts that if you make a lot of noise while hiking, the...

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Jul 14, 2011 - Belated Happy Independence Day!

Well Hello Again, You all probably think that I left the planet earth! Sorry that you haven’t heard from me in a while, I have no excuse! I appreciate the nice calls and emails of concern from you all. Virg and I have been keeping pretty busy. That last time that I wrote we were getting ready to go Colorado Springs for Sue’s birthday. That was way back at the beginning of June! How time flies when you’re having fun, as the old saying goes! We did have a great time there with Chuck and Sue. We did some sightseeing, a little wine tasting,...

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