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Oct 19, 2020 - San Juan River

South Fork, CO The San Juan River originates along the slopes of the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado. From there, the river flows through northwest New Mexico and southeast Utah before joining the Colorado River at Lake Powell. We spent most of the day following the San Juan up into the mountains. The views were wonderful although, because of the steep grades and sharp turns, only the passenger gets to enjoy them. Stopped from visiting Chimney Rock National Monument (Covid-19), we arrived at Pagosa Springs. Pagosa Springs is home...

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Jun 27, 2020 - Taylor Park Back to South Fork

"All good things must come to an end." After one last delicious group breakfast, as everybody else left on a ride we pulled out & headed back to South Fork. It was a beautiful day for a drive. Had a little wind when we got into the San Luis Valley but otherwise had no problems. Got back in plenty of time to back the trailer down to our spot & get it set & then back Moto down to our site. We did some setting up but since we don't work until tomorrow afternoon we left some of it for tomorrow. Went to Ramon's for dinner instead of finishing...

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May 5, 2020 - Peacock Meadows

Today we had a shorter trip although we had to drive up and over 10,856 ft Wolf Creek Pass, 8 mile winding road up and the same back down the other side. We first passed through Durango, CO. We lived and owned a business here back in 1995-1997. There was of course some new growth, but it looked pretty much the same. After Durango, we continued on to Pagosa Springs, CO. This usually bustling town was practically deserted. Its famous hot springs downtown were still bubbling out of the rocks on the surface and emerging under and merging with...

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Apr 5, 2020 - Old Woman Creek Ride

Well, so much for isolation. Travis, Tanna & their boys, Dennis & Lisa, Kevin & Noemi & their kids invited us to join them on the Old Woman Creek trail. So we wore masks & tried to stay at least 6' away from everybody. It was a beautiful day & the views along the trail were spectacular. Parts of the trail were fairly challenging so it was a fun day. After we had loaded up & were headed out, a sheriff stopped us. Someone had reported that our group wasn't wearing masks or staying 6' apart. The sheriff who stopped & talked to us wasn't...

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Apr 4, 2020 - Cortez to South Fork

Another lovely drive today. It was a short one - we only had 143 miles to go. Moto/trailer really slowed us down on a few of the steep grades but otherwise everything went fine. High winds were forecast for South Fork this afternoon but we arrived at Riverbend about 12:30 & were set up before the wind really picked up. Very thankful for a safe trip. It's beautiful here with snow still around & ice/snow along the river. Callie really enjoyed her walk thru the meadow again. This is so different than the country/temperatures we left just 2...

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Oct 7, 2019 - Summitville, Colorado

Summitville was the largest & richest camp in the district and in 1883 it was Colorado's biggest gold producer. The elevation of the town was at 11,500 feet and receives about 40 feet of snow annually. Gold was discovered here in 1870 and soon after 14 saloons, a newspaper (Summitville Nugget) and 9 mills served by a population of over 600 people. A post office was established in 1887. However, it became increasingly more expensive extracting the gold from the ore and the town size decreased to about 25 residents by 1889. In 1935, gold...

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Oct 6, 2019 - Peacock Meadows

Peacock Meadows is the name of the RV park in South Fork Colorado where we camped from Oct 6th until Oct 9th. The park was gravel and open which gave us a good view of the sky for our satellite TV reception. The rear of the park was wooded and park like with a nice pond. The property ended at the shore of the upper Rio Grande, which was actually very clear and pretty unlike what it looks like more downstream in Albuquerque. The parks caretaker was sort of a fanatic about water hookups as there were predicted freezing temps due for the...

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Aug 25, 2019 - Peacock Meadows RV Park

/// Sunday August 25, 2019 Peacock Meadows RV Park // A Travel Day: We departed Mountaindale RV Resort by 10:00 a.m. Our route today would be on state highways, traveling south and west over the mountains to South Fork. We made good time, the road conditions were good and traffic was very light. We stopped just once on top of Poncho Pass. We arrived in South Fork at approximately 2:00 p.m. Check-in was very friendly the thorough. We were escorted to our site (#9), a nice back-in site. It was an easy back-in but I had difficulty following...

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Jun 22, 2019 - Crested Butte & Trip Home

Yesterday we opted out of the ride (2 days in a row is enough for us old folks!) & went to Crested Butte with Dennis & Lisa & Tony. It was a beautiful drive back down to Almont & then to Crested Butte. We were shocked by the amount of snow still in the mountains above there! We parked along the main street in historic downtown & walked & shopped our way through downtown. We finally decided to have lunch at the Eldo Brewery. They're currently rebuilding the deck so we weren't able to enjoy our lunch outside this time & it looked like the...

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Apr 28, 2019 - Blanco, NM to South Fork, CO

We didn't hurry to get away this morning because we only had about 140 miles to go today. But we still left Larry's about 9:30 & got to Riverbend RV Park at South Fork before 1:00. It was an all 2-lane road day but there wasn't much traffic & the weather was good. There's still a lot of snow on the mountains around Wolf Creek Pass but the road was clear. It was a beautiful drive. We're staying in a temporary site until Travis & David get the fence built at our site. But they put us in a nice site with a big deck & nice views of the river....

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Oct 3, 2018 - South Fork CO, Peacock Meadows Rivers Edge RV Park

We got an early start, leaving John Martin Reservoir State Park at 0830 hours. The weather was beautiful. We were heading to an RV park in South Fork CO, but we had some thoughts about maybe trying to go a bit further and get over "the mountain" today, as some cold weather was coming. South Fork is at about 8200 feet elevation, and Wolf Creek Pass on route 160 that we needed to go over is at 10,812 feet! Yep, they get snow up there much sooner than the rest of the world. .. However, as things sometimes go, we ran into a bit of a "challenge"...

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May 25, 2018 - South Fork CO

Our over 5 hour trek Wednesday took us west on I-70 and then around the west side of Denver on Highway 470 and onto Highway 285 for the majority of the trip, then west a bit to South Fork. It was a beautiful drive through mountains, small towns, high valleys and farm land some rain in the mountains but mostly sunny skies the rest of the way. The campground is pretty decent – the managers are from Flemington, NJ where Michele was born – but there is not a lot to the town of South Fork itself...one gas station, a couple restaurants and small...

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