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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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#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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Old 12-17-2013, 11:45 AM   #326
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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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