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Old 10-11-2011, 09:13 AM   #211
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blmitch5 picked up his new bambi within a stone's throw of the Farm. Who knows what stuff he's got in there.

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Old 10-11-2011, 11:54 AM   #212
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Gene;

Do you bring a generator now that you have solar?

You may have mentioned this somewhere in the last 16 pages and I either forgot or missed it.

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Yes. It can be cloudy, we can be under trees, in a narrow canyon, the solar system can fail, the sun can go out, and the panels can be stolen. It is sort of like using the pill, a condom, IUD and diaphragm for birth control.

It won't be 16 pages if you set the page option to 100 posts/page and then you'll only have 4 pages.

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I thought only a teen age boy could work sex into the most innocent of questions.

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I thought only a teen age boy could work sex into the most innocent of questions.

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You figure a lawyer is going to bring crime, contracts or sex into a conversation. I applaud Gene for his excellent choice in that case.
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Old 10-16-2011, 01:39 PM   #216
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I promised more photos of the scenery on the way home on Oct. 7. Fall colors were different at various altitudes and the peak had been passed in most of them, but still a lot of green and light snow in the forest and some of the peaks.

North Cochetopa Pass (a/k/a North Pass; just over 10,000') is south of Monarch Pass and somewhat lower. Colo. 114 crosses it. The higher parts are forested.

First 2 photos are along the road shooting through the windshield.

Third is at the top looking off to the east. A little snow on the message board. The Sangre de Cristo Range is inn the distance.

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I went back to my old way of transferring photos—dragging them onto the desktop rather than using iPhoto's export function. It worked. I have no idea why unless the Forum has upgraded the attachment capacity. It doesn't look like it has. Now I wonder when I will exceed the attachment limit and not be able to post photos anymore.

These photos are along Colo. 92 between it's eastern terminus at Blue Mesa Res. and along the 27 miles of winding road along the north side of the Black Canyon. It is just east of the NP. 92 continues west through an old cow town called "Crawford" and then back to US 50 at Delta.

You can see the Canyon in some places along the highway, but I didn't stop to take photos of it. It is very deep and in places has some pretty colors of rock. Best views of the Canyon within the Park are from the south side and accessed off a road off of US 50. This is one of the national monuments that has been transformed into a NP even though it doesn't really have all a NP should have. It was done to attract tourists and enabled the park service to increase admission fees a lot. The South Rim is the most developed with a campground and visitor center. The North Rim is rustic and quiet. There is a campground, but I don't believe it accommodates RV's. We take visitors to it to scare them when they look straight down. The deepest part is 2,700', other places less. We live about 10 miles north of it.

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1. You can see the road through the trees in this view of the north side of the canyon.

2. Looking south across the Canyon there are trees changing and snow towards the higher elevations. This road climbs to 9,000' at it's highest point. To the south across the Canyon is US 50 making it's way to Montrose—I don't think it is visible.

3. Another view of the road winding around each part of Black Mesa, the formation on the north side.

Next is a trip to Mesa Verde. We haven't been there since we first got together, so we'd like to see it again. A lot is closed, more victims of budget cuts. I'm afraid public lands will be less and less available for recreation in the future. We plan to stay at Mancos SP less than 10 miles away—rates are reasonable for a Colorado state park. Then on to Taos.

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Gene, thanks for posting your awesome pictures. No traffic, or pollution just beautiful scenery.
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Beautiful pics, thanks so much, but you're killing me.

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So here are a few shots from last Saturday at my buddies ranch near Divide, CO. We woke up to 8" of the white fluffy stuff.
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I thought only a teen age boy could work sex into the most innocent of questions.

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Actually, I thought that it was kinda neat, but then again it has been a long time since I was a teen boy.

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You figure a lawyer is going to bring crime, contracts or sex into a conversation. I applaud Gene for his excellent choice in that case.
Now that I have a little time after making 2 months worth of granola and before I go out and cut firewood, everyone get out Corbin on Contracts so we can discuss executory contracts and impossibility of performance (whoops, a double entendre) .

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We stayed in Mancos SP two summers ago. Nice park, nice campground, grumpy attendant though. I was a bit annoyed that in addition to the campground fee they tack on the daily use fee. Not used to that, welcome to Colorado when money is tight. Enjoyed visiting Mesa Verde while there. I think you are better set up for dry camping than we were but we did manage fine. Weather was cool so didn't need to worry about AC. Had a great visit and I'll bet you will too.
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We stayed in Mancos SP two summers ago. Nice park, nice campground, grumpy attendant though. I was a bit annoyed that in addition to the campground fee they tack on the daily use fee. Not used to that, welcome to Colorado when money is tight. Enjoyed visiting Mesa Verde while there. I think you are better set up for dry camping than we were but we did manage fine. Weather was cool so didn't need to worry about AC. Had a great visit and I'll bet you will too.
I don't know how common that 2-fee thing is, but Texas state parks work the same way. For Texans who use the parks a lot, there's a card that exempts you from the daily-use fee and gives 50% off the 2nd night of the camping fee, so if you use it often it's a good deal. Four 2-night stays in the course of the year and the card is net-positive. I agree that the camping+daily use seems wrong, it's a gimmick to make the camping fees appear lower.
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