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Jun 16, 2016 - Mesa Verde and the Four Corners Region

We left Santa Fe and headed northwest to the Four Corners region – where New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona meet – and Mesa Verde National Park. The drive was through the high desert, and was very stark but beautiful in its own way. The buttes that rose above the desert floor were fascinating, and you have to wonder how they were formed. You could also imagine seeing John Wayne or the Lone Ranger around the next bend! As we drove into Colorado, the landscape changed dramatically to lush green (irrigated) fields. You could see the...

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Rocky Mountain Trip

May 16, 2016 - Mancos, Colorado

It is a short travel day. We take our time getting ready to leave. We stop at Walmart before heading out of Durango. We use the back roads to avoid Hesperus Hill. There is climbing but nothing we cannot handle. The route from Hesperus to Mancos is good. The scenery is nice. The weather is good and bad. As we near Mancos, we have a brief hail storm. We are in our RV Park very early. The afternoon weather is rainy but that is not unusual in Colorado. Our RV Park is nice. The price is right. The location is perfect. All we need now is a...

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May 24, 2015 - mesa Verde co

We decided to come up to mesa Verde again since it's been 20 or so years since we were here. We camped at morefeild and then drove up to mesa top loop. We have been to some of the most awe some ruins in the saw so this got some boring due to the #s of people. It was cold and raining in the campsite so we headed out again.

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May 23, 2015 - mancos state park

We left early since the rain was coming in and decided to head out. It doesn't rain in Utah but apparently in May they get showers a lot! We drove back to Blanding and decided to cut across to Colorado from Monticello. Stopped in Cortez co for an IPA at cortez brewery and then on to mancos state park.

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Sep 14, 2014 - The Ultimate Tourists

After all the trials of the last few days, a non-eventful and relaxing trip from Montrose to Mancos was more than welcome. We had 2 high passes on route, one over 8000 and one over 10000, but Otto conquered both with no red lights or threatening to stall. I had always thought that Colorado was just one huge ski area after another, but there are really just a few really large ones. One of these is Telluride which we passed through and where we had planned to spend a couple of hours, but like other places we had visited the downtown was under...

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Apr 30, 2014 - Mesa Verde National Park

Working a backwards timeline, I had to be at the ranger tour bus by 7:50, eat breakfast beforehand, checkout before breakfast - therefore, I was up at 5:30 and saw the sunrise, deer outside my balcony and a beautiful wild mountain bluebird on my railing. Lovely rewards for having to get up at such an early hour. The rooms at the lodge in the park are very old and drafty. I was under the blankets by 9 and listened to the wind howl for quite a long time before finally dozing off. Woke up with a headache probably caused by high elevation and...

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Jun 6, 2012 - Day 31 MesaVerdeCortez

day 31 trip driving back to durango, had coffee and bebe did more shopping for nice pieces of jewelry from the west. we drove thru some more very scenic roads in colo and NM visiting the aztec ruins natl mon in aztec, NM... camping at and old friends "mom&pop"s camp in farmington nm... the temps (90s) are again very hot but very low humidity (22%) still hot! and we plan to visit gallup NM, where there has been a fire danger warning since we got into the NM boarder area because of high gusty winds, low humidity and very dry weather... many...

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Jun 5, 2012 - Day 30 Mesa Verde Camp

day 30 drove to mesa verde camp at macos via routes 150/160 a very scenic drive stopping at durango for coffee etc... then on to camp day 30 stops by spot maps were we are now: http://fms.ws/87dzs/37.69188N/105.54456W http://fms.ws/87PnQ/38.39963N/106.06602W http://fms.ws/87Tmm/37.69239N/105.54791W http://fms.ws/87YfT/37ppp9p692N/105.54477W http://fms.ws/87Zya/37.73951N/105.51741W got up visited mesa verde NP went into cotrez...

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Sep 21, 2010 - Travel Over Lizard Head Pass

Today we leave Montrose and head for mesa Verde National Park. Down to highway 62 and then on to 145. This road takes you over Lizard Head Pass which is over 10,000 feet. It was the most awesome road we have been on. the trees are now starting to change and it's just breath taking. 139 miles long.

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Jul 1, 2010 - Alamosa, CO to Mancos, CO

While it wasn't all that far from Alamosa to Mancos, we were on our way by 7:30 after fueling up both the RV and the car (in case we had to unhook and limp on in...). The strategy was to travel before the temperature went up. It worked! We followed Paul's advice, traveled in the cool of morning and the RV never overheated. Not that it was an easy trip. US 160 is a decent road, but it does twist and turn and go through several passes. Wolf Creek Pass was the worst -- 10 miles of upward grade. There were even two runaway truck zones; one of...

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Jul 28, 2009 - Knife Edge at Mesa Verde

JoAnn made Doug get up before breakfast this morning so we could go walk Knife Edge at Mesa Verde. This is one of our favorite walks along the front of the mesa. It is west of the entrance and the path goes along the front of the mesa about ½ to 2/3 of the way to the top. We entered from the campground which is about 4 miles from the gate. We have done this walk before and it is what we would call an easy hike and is about 2 miles round trip. We are probably at 9000 feet. It offers a magnificent view of the Montezuma Valley and Cortez....

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Living Our Dream

Jul 27, 2009 - Surprise! More Mountain Pictures

This morning Doug did JoAnn a big favor and slept in while she took a walk around the camp. She walked to the area we have picked as our home site as it has some dramatic views. She took a few pictures. Doug called the oncologist's office to get the results of the PSA he had last week. It was 46 down from 56 three weeks ago. This was taken before he started on the new meds so we were both pleased with that. When she got back we drove to Cortez. She went to a used book store and got rid of two sacks full of books and replaced them with one...

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Living Our Dream

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