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On the way from Los alamos to Gold Creek, we stopped in Tres Piedres, NM


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I remember eating in this cafe as a kid...


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Someone's nice garden next to the defunct gas station - see what's pollinating the flowers?


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Early morning, the meadow near the cabins


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Beaver pond almost completly filled in


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Upper cabin, early morning


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Lower cabin, early morning


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Our road to the cabins, looking towards site of old garage


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Mill Lake (about 3 mile hike from cabins). Good for our 1st day at altitude.


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Fossil Mountain, from Mill Lake


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Roger, getting ready to start fishing.


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Marshall


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See the baby weasel? 8-10 of these ran by us earlier, but I wasn't fast enough to get a picture of that rough and tumble bunch.


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The ridge between Mill Lake and the Lamphear basin


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Marshall and I climbed up aways above the Lake...


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Sheep mountain in the distance


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Hummingbird feeder at the cabin was very popular among its intended audience


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The closest restaurant (in the nearby town of Pitkin). Among other things, good ice cream can be found here.


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Heading up the old railroad grade above Pitkin towards the Alpine Tunnel


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An avalanche went through last winter, blocked the road for a while.


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Driving over a section of the Palisades


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Looking back towards the biggest section of the Palisades


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There used to be a hgh-tech composting outhouse here, but another avalanche smashed it last winter


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Starting to rain (ending our intent to hike a bit of the Continental Divide Trail)


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The Morrises


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Starting up the trail to Lamphear Lake (bad trail, spectacular destination)


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The smallest of the three lakes in Lamphear basin


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Gunsite pass, above Lamphear Lake


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Looking through the Gunsite (it was getting pretty wet at this point)


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Looking towards Henry Mountain, but all you see is the storm


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Lower Lamphear Lake (somehow I'd never visited it before)


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The remains of the blacksmith shop near the cabins, onour way up Browns Gulch


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The former entrance to my Granfather's "Lower Mine"


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Dad, at the Lower Mine


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Upper Mine site


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Snowslide gulch from in front of Steve's cabin (base of Brown's Gulch)


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Steve's "cabin"


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Pictures along the road from Ouray to Durango follow...


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