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Cataract Gulch

Cataract Gulch Trail

(nr Lake City CO) About 15 miles on Upper Lake Fork Rd, and then a turn, took me to my next camp near the trailhead to Cataract Gulch. It was a nice spot next to a creek, with tall pines, mountain views, some deer and even a moose paid me a visit. The trail started […]

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Temple Mountain

Temple Mountain

(nr Hanksville UT) Temple Mountain was important for mining high grade uranium and vanadium, and was active from 1898 to the late 1970s. During its most productive period the mines extracted ore amounting to 1,287,000 pounds of uranium oxide and 3,799,000 pounds of vanadium oxide. The area is now closed to mining, and is protected […]

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Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak

(Cascade CO) My route took me around Pikes Peak, allowing me to see it from the west, north, and east. All viewpoints were at a distance, so it didn’t seem much different than the other mountains near it. Considered taking the cog rail train to the top; but, it was booked solid for weeks. Driving […]

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