Category Archives: Colorado

the mountain west

August 18, 2015 Montrose, Colorado Richard E. Fike founded the Museum of the Mountain West in 1997. He is a retired historical archaeologist having served as state archaeologist for the Bureau of Land Management in both Utah and Colorado. Fike … Continue reading

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Owl Creek Pass

August 15, 2015 Ridgway, Colorado We enjoyed a jeep ride over Owl Creek Pass from Ridgway to Montrose.  The wildflowers were still on display at elevation.  This is a view of the famous field where the final scene from “True … Continue reading

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the hanging flume

August 5, 2015 Along the Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic & Historic Byway A small group of jeeps followed the Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic & Historic Byway today.  It was a beautiful drive through the Dolores Canyon carved by the Dolores River. It was a … Continue reading

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The Black Canyon

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Montrose, Colorado July 30, 2015 To me, all of our national parks hold something unique and beautiful.  The steep walls of the Black Canyon range in depth from 2,700 feet north of … Continue reading

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Rescue in the mountains

Ouray, Colorado July 28, 2015 We set out for a day of jeeping with a group of old and new friends.  Heading up Yankee Boy Basin, we turned off near Camp Bird Mine.  Exploring a new area high into Richmond … Continue reading

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Farewell to Crested Butte

Crested Butte, Colorado July 23, 2015 We have enjoyed the many delights of Crested Butte this month.  The high mountain landscapes carpeted in a wild variety of wildflowers is nectar for the soul.  I will leave you with a few … Continue reading

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