Continental Lake

(nr Creede CO)
The road to my camp led beyond and to Continental Lake; I was curious. Turned out to be for fishing only, with no camping allowed. Located near the Continental Divide, at a high elevation, it was a pretty place.

Continental Reservoir

Continental Lake

However, what got my attention were the interesting rock formations on the way. Totally unexpected to find those gems which were unlike other rocks in the general area.

Continental Reservoir

Rock Column

Continental Reservoir

Rock Formations

Also, saw a few boondock spots, along the way, off the road and near a creek. Made note for another time. Might be tough getting to some of them with my rig Tardis; but, I would try.

Continental Reservoir

Creek near the Lake

Rito Hondo Lake SWA

Wickiup Camp

Hiked a spur road from my camp and found a couple of nice boondock spots at the end. Getting level could be a problem. Someone had built a wickiup at one of the sites. The Rito Hondo Lake camp had lots of space, and was very popular with fishermen.

Camp: Rio Grande NF-Rito Hondo Lake boondock
Scene: Lake, rock formations

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6 Responses to Continental Lake

  1. Barney Ward November 29, 2017 at 5:32 pm #

    Thanks for the report and nice pictures. You do a very good job with your pictures.

    • Pleinguy November 29, 2017 at 5:34 pm #

      Than you Barney. I appeciate that comment.

  2. john larner November 29, 2017 at 6:46 pm #

    Looks like a good place to try panning for a little gold.

    • Pleinguy November 29, 2017 at 6:52 pm #

      Some people still do that up there. Area mostly known for silver.

  3. Martha November 30, 2017 at 10:18 am #

    The rock formations are intriguing, aren’t they. I wonder what force of nature forms them and then leaves them there.

    • Pleinguy November 30, 2017 at 10:30 am #

      From what I have read, volcano, earthquakes, landslides, and erosion through wind and rain are the most likely causes. Not sure I care, as I just love the variety of shapes, colors, textures and sizes.

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