Elk Mountain Ranch
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... for our evening stroll, we happened onto a few pinyon pines near the road/trail. Upon closer exploration, we discovered the pine cones were just now releasing the pinyon seeds in which are the pine nuts we all buy in the grocery store. We began to try to harvest them from the cones, quickly filling our hands with the seeds as well as the accompanying sticky pitch. After gathering a bunch of seeds, we walked back ...
... has made their “downtown” trendy with little shops in the original storefronts. I was craving ice cream and we lucked out at JB’s – home made ice cream. Two scoops were the equivalent of 4 at Cow’s! We passed many ranches – some doing very well, some for sale! There were a range of ranch houses – from upgrades of the original log cabins to ...
Driving to Buena Vista (said: Bew-na) took us through
some pretty and green, hilly areas. After missing a turn off, we ended up
driving north: parallel to the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. They were a nice sight and I could see the
Great Sand Dunes at the base of the mountains, but didn’t compare to the 14ers
we got to see from our spot in Buena Vista (BV). We were originally going to
boondock it on BLM land, but decided that is ...
... kit. It's now 13:52, we're lying on our beds in bath robes having had our first shower and first wash since Salida four days ago. It feels so good. We've just checked the weather and it looks good for the next week - very cold, but no rain, storms or snow which is what we were worried about as we're climbing to almost 12,000 feet! We're going to head for a pastry at a cafe down the road and then eat, drink and sleep at the hotel tonight. We feel like we've earnt it after the last four ...
... is a really neat picture where you can seen something in the middle...it's rain.
Oh, and we had a movie type experience that happened so fast we could get a picture. We were driving along next to a berm and a military helicopter rises above the berm with it guns straight on us. Didn't shoot...think Obama just wants to get my attention to stop the FB posts.
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