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The 2009 Colorado Rally Prequel


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#21 DirtyDog

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 05:15 PM

Lake San Cristobal:

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Williams Creek campground, my home for the next five nights:

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#22 DirtyDog

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 05:18 PM

There are trails all over the area. I started with a 13 mile round trip hike right from the campground to the top of a nearby mountain. At the top looking towards Cinnamon Pass:

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#23 DirtyDog

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 05:19 PM

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Darwin's rope swing:

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#24 DirtyDog

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 05:20 PM

The greatness of a day can be measured by how tired your dog is at the end of that day.

-DirtyDog, 2009

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Lake City:

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#25 DirtyDog

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 05:22 PM

I stopped at an RV park for a shower and there were Marmots all over the joint:

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New day - hiking Alpine Gulch. The trail crosses Henson Creek 7 times in the first few miles - some precarious log crossings.

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Notice anything unusual about this pic?
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#26 DirtyDog

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 05:23 PM

Prospector's cabin:

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Summit:

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Had to get out of here fast as weather was moving in. Got a lot of rain and hail on the way down but still a good day.
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#27 DirtyDog

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 05:25 PM

And finally the rally officially begins with the arrival of Marc:

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Part 2 of this report was posted previously and can be seen here for anyone who missed it:

https://www.wanderthewest.com/forum/index.php?/topic/2469/

Another great trip, going to have to make Colorado an annual trek!
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#28 Kokopelli

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 05:29 PM

Kokopelli - I filled out the change of address card with the Post Office - if you wouldn't mind throwing my mail in a bag until I arrive I'd appreciate it!


No problem DD - it will be waiting for you :)

Great report as usual. You do such a nice job of photo documenting your adventures and find such interesting places to go and things to photograph.

Thanks for sharing.
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#29 chnlisle

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 05:40 PM

Great Pix as usual DD. Glad to see you guys weren't "rough housing." Maybe we should all move to Trinidad.
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#30 Mark W. Ingalls

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 07:45 PM

Dear Aaron,

Thanks for encouraging us to get out there and wander.

I bet I'd really like meeting your dad. B)
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