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Sep 19, 2017 - Chilies

Our search for hatch chilies took us to 3 different grocery stores that only had mild anaheims so we headed on to Pagosa springs. A stroke of luck made us look at Blondie's produce stand where they were roasting chilies. Bought a 1/2 bushel to bring home and roast ourselves so bill is happy! The weather is so beautiful and the mtns are awesome so we decided to head for Leadville to eat at the grill. But it's closed on Tuesdays so we found a forest service road with a view of Mt. Massive at 14,000 ft. Free no less and 4 miles outside of...

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Jul 24, 2017 - Trip to Leadville and Points Between

This morning Paula and I decided on another road trip. This time we headed north to Leadville, with stops at Buena Vista and Twin Lakes. Part of the highway from Poncha Springs to Granite is designated as the Collegiate Peaks Scenic Byway. The Collegiate Peaks is a section of the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains. Named the Collegiate Peaks because several of the mountains in the range are named after prominent colleges. Mt. Harvard, Mt. Yale, Mt. Princeton, Mt. Oxford and Mt. Columbia are in the Collegiate Range. Several of these peaks...

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Jun 2, 2017 - Leadville, CO

June 2, 2017 We didn’t get up until 8:30 but awoke to sun. I made pan cakes and we supplemented with bagels and toast. By the time we started to eat it had become overcast. I decided to make the Italian meatloaf and herbed tomato farro salad to get it out of the way. Bob actually made the meatloaf as I prepped all of the ingredients. Decided to go to hike near Sugar Loaf dam which was built in 1968. Sun came out and we walked partially around the lake and across the dam. As we approached the end of the dam we saw a man with an ass on a rope...

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Jun 1, 2017 - Leadville, Co

June 1, 2017 Woke up to sunshine! The floor heater fan went on as the temperature must have dropped below 40. Bob turned on the propane so that we could get some heat. Just for kicks we switched the fridge to propane and it worked. Go figure!!! Had a leisurely breakfast. We cooked the smoked bacon we bought in Gatlinsburg and made scrambled eggs with cheese, onion and jalapeno. This was accompanied by bagels and cream cheese. The cab over did not like our toaster but other than that all worked out. Bob ran the generator and we were able to...

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May 31, 2017 - Denver to Leadville, CO

May 31, 2017 We were all packed and ready to go by 10:00. Bob decided he had had enough of me and opted for Melissa to ride with him to Leadville. I rode with Josh in the BIG F350 on its maiden camping trip. The camper weighs 3,200 pounds and we were pulling it up to 11,500 feet in altitude. Going was slow but Josh did a great job driving. We stopped at the sanitation station to fill up with water for $5. We didn’t want to haul 500 pounds of water up the mountain! Our fridge would not work on propane for some reason so we had to load all...

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Sep 29, 2015 - Colorado & Southern

Leadville, CO Today we took a ride on the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad through the San Isabel National Forest to the Continental Divide. The train traveled 1,000’ above the headwaters of the Arkansas River Valley through pine forests, aspen groves and high alpine meadows. We had some spectacular views of Freemont Pass and the two tallest peaks in Colorado, Mt. Massive and Mt. Elbert, as well as being treated to views of gold, red and orange aspen trees. This rail line had belonged to Burlington Northern(BN), hauling ore from the...

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On the road again

Sep 28, 2015 - The Two Mile High City

Leadville, CO The total "supermoon" lunar eclipse, also known as a "blood moon" is one that appears bigger and brighter than usual as it reaches the point in its orbit that is closest to Earth. This event has not occurred since 1982 - and will not be repeated until 2033. The shadow of Earth casts a reddish glow on the moon. After staying up late to view it, we were a little late getting on the road today. Our route today took us through Aspen which lived up to its name. The aspens were in full color and the mountain scenery was impressive....

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On the road again

Sep 21, 2015 - Leadville

Leadville Colorado is the highest incorporated city and the second highest incorporated municipality in the United States. A former silver mining town that lies near the headwaters of the Arkansas River in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the Leadville Historic District contains many historic structures and sites from its dynamic mining era. In the late 19th century, Leadville was the second most populous city in Colorado, after Denver. Leadville was founded in 1877 by mine owners Horace Tabor and August Meyer at the start of the Colorado...

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2015 RV Adventure

Jun 3, 2015 - Camp Hale

We drove up and over Monarch pass (11000 ft) and on toward Leadville on hwy 24.This is a great drive with the collegiate peaks on the left and the Arkansas river on the right. We ate stuffed soapillas and chicken enchiladas with green chili at The Grill- anotherstanding tradition. On to Camp Hale where the 19th mtn division trained for ww2. Camped on the north end for free.

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Aug 7, 2014 - Leadville, Colorado

Continued on CO-82 E to US 24 Turned North to Leadville, CO. Then Continued North on CO-91 to I70 and back to the trailer. A 203 Mile trip.

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Jul 30, 2014 - Leadville

Sunny when we woke up listening to the birds and the flow of the Colorado, but time to move on toward Leadville. It started raining again (monsoon season) so we decided to stay off of dirt roads today. It took about $15 to get the mud off the truck so we weren't going to be dumb again. Stopped at the Silver Dollar Saloon for a beer and then on to Turquoise lake campground. Got a lakefront site with a beautiful view when the rain let up. It poured for about an hour and we're so glad not to be in a tent!

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Nov 1, 2013 - Change of Plans

We had planned to be in the boonies at a state park in the wilderness by now, but the snow and ice on the passes made them impossible to pass. We decided to drive to Leadville instead and stay a couple of days while waiting on the passes to clear. We enjoyed watching the kids go after the candy yesterday. The snow started to fall when we arrived, by the time we got up this morning everything was covered in snow. We must have gotten at least five inches. It is absolutely beautiful, I am adding a few pictures to show you the winter...

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