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#1 Bosque Bill

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Posted 28 September 2022 - 10:51 PM

After a too busy summer in town I was finally able to head for the hills. I wanted to go back to Alta Lakes that I “discovered” last year. Success! I’m so enamored of the lake, I hope I did’t post too many lake photos. I was also able to snap my best photo of Ship Rock ever.


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Posted 28 September 2022 - 11:47 PM

Bill thanks for posting your fantastic trip.

What a beautiful area and that you had it almost to yourself.

 

Great bird shots also.

We've only camped in Colorado a few times and that was back in

the 80's,but it was beautiful. We did that camping with our kids

which made it more fun.

 

Thanks again for spending the time to post .

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Posted 29 September 2022 - 02:18 AM

great trip report and fantastic pics.  very nice area.


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Posted 29 September 2022 - 12:29 PM

Thanks, Frank, Oregon, and Sagebrush. Glad you enjoyed the report and pics. It's one of my favorite places, for sure.


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Posted 29 September 2022 - 02:02 PM

Thanks for your report on  Alta Lakes and great photos! I'll have to check it out!


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Posted 29 September 2022 - 02:16 PM

Very nice Bosque Bill! You are sure making us miss the San Juans! :)


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Posted 29 September 2022 - 03:12 PM

Thanks for the TR from a very beautiful area. I really enjoyed the pics of the birds. 


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Posted 29 September 2022 - 03:21 PM

 I really enjoyed the pics of the birds. 

Yes, and I should have mentioned this also. Very well done Bill! I'm also a sucker for damsel flies. :)


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Posted 29 September 2022 - 06:35 PM

Cotton, Ski, Richard, 

Thanks for taking the time to comment.

 

Ski,  there seemed to be only one specie of damselfly, though many individuals, and one specie of dragonfly, only one or possibly two individuals in the area between my site and the lake. I wouldn't be surprised if there are more species earlier in the year. Both times I've camped here has been mid to late September.


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Posted 15 October 2022 - 05:09 AM

Thanks.

 

One of my favorite places to camp is just above the intersection of Dunton Road and the road to the Calico Trailhead.  Easy access to the Navajo Lake trails, the old stock trail and the Calico trails.  Plus a great place to sit with a book and a beer after hiking those trails.  Didn't make it up there this fall as my dogs are ailing/. Maybe next year

 

On Dunton Road as you head towards Dolores, there is an old working phone booth off the side of the road just sitting there.

 

If I loaded images correctly, it is in the second image.

 

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