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Tucker Ponds

Tucker Ponds

(nr South Fork CO) Tucker Ponds was a spot for fishermen; at least they were there every day. Whether they caught anything, I don’t know. The campground was a small loop, with only two spaces where I could get level. Fortunately for me, the only other one there was the camp host. Well, a couple […]

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Cottonwood Creek nr Cataract Gulch

Cottonwood Creek

(nr Lake City CO) Cottonwood Creek flowed right by my camp. One day I decided to follow it up the mountain. It turned out to have some impressive rapids, log jams, and big rocks. The roiling water was always exciting to me. There was a small path that went along the creek for a ways. […]

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Engineer Pass Rd

Capitol City

(nr Lake City CO) Riding my bike further up Engineer Pass Rd took me to the ghost town of Capitol City. Established in 1877 to support mining operations in the area, the town had two stores, several hotels, restaurants, a post office and about 100 cabins. The place also had a carriage house, two smelters, […]

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