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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 2006, 11:47 pm Thread Starter
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The K at 10K Feet, Spring in the Rockies (1024x Images)

Finally got around to taking the KS over nearby Kenosha Pass for some pics. Here's the south side of the Pass, looking to the SW, with a spur of the Mosquito Range in the distance. South Park is below...


Pausing the KS closer to the Mosquito Range peaks. Here's 13,370ft. Mt. Guyot. Once climbed it by ascending the ridge on the right.


Nearby is the higher 13,684ft. Bald Mountain. Was a little artsy here and went low for the pic...


Down the road several miles is a good view of 13,822ft. Mt. Silverheels. There's an interesting story how this peak was named. Can find an account here: http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1788771


From here, headed to a gourmet lunch at the lonely Jefferson Market, in Jefferson (Pop 35?). BUT, along the way, a herd of pronghorn antelope finding the first shoots of green grass...


And why not a map of the preceding. Denver is to the upper right...
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Very nice!!

Makes me want to move to CO - great riding and skiing.
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KevinC... Breckenridge ski area and town is just on the other side of Bald Mountain above. Keystone is on the other side of Mt. Guyot .
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Great pics Steve. Where are those files of the trips on the gravel roads along some old railroad lines or mining areas that you posted last year? They are always good to see again.

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Thanks and hmmm... Have more than a few reports and vids. Easier to provide a link to some vids if this is OK.

This video goes over Boreas Pass, from Como to Breckenridge. See map above, and note the faint yellow line south of Bald Mountain. The road is on the old narrow gauge train bed shut down in '37...
http://www.farson.com/video/gsboreas.wmv

Then there is one from last January on a crisp day riding the Tarryall Rd. SE out of Jefferson. See map above. Time has not changed this road. Old mining ghost towns and homesteads. Will also see the Jefferson Market where I had lunch from the report above...
http://www.farson.com/video/gstarry.wmv

Hmmm. How about a ride to the alpine Jefferson Lake? Not seen on the map above but there is a forest road leading NE to the Continental Divide out of Jefferson and below it is a deep blue snow fed lake...
http://www.farson.com/video/gsjefflake.wmv

Guess many of my rides in this area are of the GS nature. Leave the canyons for other horses, like the ST4s or KS ...
http://www.farson.com/video/ksbear.wmv

Finally, , in honor of the thing from Milwaukee...
http://www.farson.com/video/6tunnels.wmv
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Thanks Steve.

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