Thursday, November 28, 2013

Climb That Hill Again

My Thanksgiving hike was a repeat this year. I hiked up Midland Hill (9,556 ft.) which is located outside of Buena Vista. I did this hike 2 years ago. There was a bit more snow this time. It was quite beautiful. The weather was perfect. No wind! Here are the pictures.
Mt. Antero and Mt. Princeton
Mt. Columbia
Mt. Yale & Buena Vista
The trail
Soccer fields with views of Mt. Yale & Mt Columbia

Sunday, November 17, 2013

For All The Cows

Apparently, there is an interest for more pictures of cows. Here are a few pictures of cows that didn’t make the cut for my last post.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

City Slickers

Two weeks ago, I ventured into southeast Colorado. A friend of mine from Denver was down there looking after his parent’s cattle ranch while they were away. Since it was a place I have never been, I took the opportunity to go down there and check the area out. The Ranch was in the middle of nowhere between La Junta and Trinidad. There was hardly any traffic on the highway there. Once upon a time though, this was a “major” transportation route. The Santa Fe Trail went through the area. I made rounds with my friend Geoff on both Saturday and Sunday. Our rounds basically consisted of driving around the ranch and making sure the cows are alright. Thankfully, they were. I am not sure what we would have done if something was wrong. Even though Geoff grew up down there, he is very much a city slicker.
Geoff on top of a mesa on the edge of the property
Looking towards Fisher's Peak
View of the ranch
Anybody seen Norman?
A windmill that has seen better days
Dry wash
Watering hole - The Spanish Peaks are barely visible on the right
The Santa Fe Trail
Along the Santa Fe Trail - The Spanish Peaks on the left, Mt Greenhorn on the right.
US 50 & a train