On this blogger site one can click on all pictures except for the header two times each time making them larger which is a feature I like because it gives you the ability to really look very close at all kinds of things not readily seen.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Butler Wash Ruins

This is a ruin seen some time ago and wanted to get close to it by coming up the drainage. Did that last week and this turned out to be one of the easiest climbs of several I did last week around Cedar Mesa in Utah.

The easy came after I quit thinking about the best way to get there as it was hard till then.

Friday, April 8, 2011

From The Window II

You never know what you might see from the windows at my work place. It can be similar certain times of the year as with the low level clouds seen in pictures toward the bottom. There are more of these and some better. Next time there will be more green.

None are very recent but I can tell you this. There is just under 30" outside this window now some places more. There's  140 some of snow pack on Mt. Werner. There are 160 maybe 170" just to the north on Buff Pass. A local retired water guy says he's never seen this much snow around and this is not a record snow year. It is very fair to say that we are three weeks behind in things we do outside normally this time of year.

Runoff is going to be very interesting. You can hear the water and the boulders crashing down Fish Creek from 200 yards away easy when it's roaring. Runoff has not even begun. Yes very interesting.

And a sucker hole is just that. You get them a bunch in NW Colorado.










Friday, April 1, 2011

Trappers Lake

Trappers Lake is found between Yampa and Meeker in the Flattops Wilderness Area  a distance of about 80 miles that goes over two passes Dunkley and Ripple Creek. Over eight years ago a fire devastated this area as can be seen in the pictures but it is still one of the prettiest places anywhere. The lake is packed full of native cutthroat trout and has a a dozen or so very rustic cabins to stay in plus a couple small campgrounds.

The people who pioneered here were hardy souls at the least as the only way in here when the snow flies is by snowcat or snowmobile. This is where the White River begins and flows west to Meeker. There is hardly any public access to this river as the wealthy own most all the land and they do not like to share. This is a very special area and the poor video is used only to illustrate the size of things.















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