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Old 12-17-2013, 11:24 AM   #321
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The first photo below is a mountain in a national park.
The second is a view from the same location looking the opposite direction.

1 point for naming the national park
2 points for naming the mountain.
3 points each for naming the two slightly lower mountains that are clustered with the highest.
5 points for a naming the location the pictures taken from. It is a geographic location that has a name.

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Old 12-17-2013, 11:26 AM   #322
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#309, Howardsville?
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:27 AM   #323
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No, not even the right county, so here's a couple of more clues....it's in Henson County, and was a silver mining area.
Hinsdale County?

I think you may have given it away.

There is a ghost town named Henson

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Old 12-17-2013, 11:30 AM   #324
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#321, You're looking at Rocky Mountain National Park. The tallest mountain is Longs Peak (dark spot is the "Diamond). Next lower mountain is Meeker. Picuture must be above Estes Park somewhere.
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:38 AM   #325
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Hinsdale County?

I think you may have given it away.

There is a ghost town named Henson

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On further review, I found a picture that I think shows the buildings in your photo. Is it Carson?
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#321, You're looking at Rocky Mountain National Park. The tallest mountain is Longs Peak (dark spot is the "Diamond). Next lower mountain is Meeker. Picuture must be above Estes Park somewhere.
OK, that's 1 for the park 2 for the mountain and 3 for one of the other two peaks. That is 6 points total.

There are still 8 available. 3 for the third peak and 5 for the location.

If "above Estes Park" is West, the location is roughly one of the other 3 cardinal directions from Estes Park.

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#309, Howardsville?
No, and this has probably gone on long enough, it's Carson, CO, a ghost town/silver mining area SW of Lake City, CO.
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Hinsdale County?

I think you may have given it away.

There is a ghost town named Henson

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Yes, sorry about my memory of names, it's Hinsdale County.
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On further review, I found a picture that I think shows the buildings in your photo. Is it Carson?
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Yes, it is Carson, CO.
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And another...

This is so much more fun than arguing about tow vehicle's capabilities and weight distribution hitches, so I hope y'all don't mind me throwing in another one. This should be a really easy one for some of the northerners.
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Yes, it is Carson, CO.
Aside from being fun, this thread is great for discovering new places to visit. I think the San Juan mountains are the best part of Colorado. Unfortunately they are quite a drive from the northern front range area, That is probably on of the foremost reasons for that area's preservation.

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Old 12-17-2013, 11:58 AM   #332
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This is so much more fun than arguing about tow vehicle's capabilities and weight distribution hitches, so I hope y'all don't mind me throwing in another one. This should be a really easy one for some of the northerners.
I don't know where it is, but it looks like a grizzly bear just pooped in the river.

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OK, that's 1 for the park 2 for the mountain and 3 for one of the other two peaks. That is 6 points total.

There are still 8 available. 3 for the third peak and 5 for the location.

If "above Estes Park" is West, the location is roughly one of the other 3 cardinal directions from Estes Park.

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Hmmm, I'm thinking the other mountain you're looking at is the one poking its head out on the right side of the picture. I think that's Storm peak. I'm not sure about other location. I was thinking it was off of Hwy 36 just before it drops into Estes. But I suppose it could be off of Trail Ridge Road. I don't think I'm gonna get that one.
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Hmmm, I'm thinking the other mountain you're looking at is the one poking its head out on the right side of the picture. I think that's Storm peak. I'm not sure about other location. I was thinking it was off of Hwy 36 just before it drops into Estes. But I suppose it could be off of Trail Ridge Road. I don't think I'm gonna get that one.
Longs Peak has two close 13,000'+ companion peaks. One, Mt Meeker, that you named, is named after a famous pioneer. the other is also named for a well known person in American History.

To reach the location where the picture was taken, one must hike a round trip distance of 7.2 miles with an elevation gain of nearly 2500 feet. I would tell you the name of the trail, but that would give away the answer.

You will be in suspense for awhile as I need to run some errands.

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Longs Peak has two close 13,000'+ companion peaks. One, Mt Meeker, that you named, is named after a famous pioneer. the other is also named for a well known person in American History.

To reach the location where the picture was taken, one must hike a round trip distance of 7.2 miles with an elevation gain of nearly 2500 feet. I would tell you the name of the trail, but that would give away the answer.

You will be in suspense for awhile as I need to run some errands.

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OK, I think I've got it figured out. I had to cheat though and look at a map. I've hiked all of these trails, but it was about 20 years ago, and my memory isn't what it used to be.

Other mountain: Mount Lady Washington.
Photo point: Twin Sisters
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This is what this thread is all about. Good work. We think we have traveled extensivly, but new adventures await around every corner. Keep the pictures and memories coming. Google maps allow us to almost be there with you.

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OK, I think I've got it figured out. I had to cheat though and look at a map. I've hiked all of these trails, but it was about 20 years ago, and my memory isn't what it used to be.

Other mountain: Mount Lady Washington.
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I don't know where it is, but it looks like a grizzly bear just pooped in the river.

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Pooping Bear Falls?
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OK, I think I've got it figured out. I had to cheat though and look at a map. I've hiked all of these trails, but it was about 20 years ago, and my memory isn't what it used to be.

Other mountain: Mount Lady Washington.
Photo point: Twin Sisters
Ok, you scored all the points.

That is nice and rewarding hike for a not too hot summer day.

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Pooping Bear Falls?
That reminds me of an old Native American story. A young Indian boy asked his father, "Father, how do we chose names for babies when they are born?"

His Father answered, "Son, in our tribe, when a baby is born, the father walks out of the teepee and the first thing he sees becomes the name of the new born child. For instance when your sister was born, it was very early in the morning, I walked out and saw the morning star. That is why she is called Morning Star. Why do you ask, Pooping Bear?"

When Pooping Bear grew old and feeble, he perished by falling into this river. That brown streak has been there ever since.



The original version of this tale can not be posted here!!!

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NO, but that's at least a funny guess. The brown tint to the water is because of tannin I believe from decaying plant matter. The falls are in a popular State Park.
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