Aug 30 2010

Laccolith Tour | La Sal Mountains

August 21-22, 2010

Since Amanda had to work this weekend and I didn’t want to travel too far from home, I headed out to explore the La Sal Mountains as part of my Laccolith Tour this year. I have been to the La Sals a number of times before, so I have driven most of the main trails, so my goal this trip was to explore some new ones. From my house I headed up Unaweep Canyon to Gateway and then took John Brown Canyon up into the foothills of the La Sals.

Before getting started on my first trail, I stopped along the Castleton-Gateway Road and found some dinosaur footprints that I knew were in the area.

The best print

One filled with some dirt with the other one in the background

Overlook near the dino prints

My next destination was to check out the trail on Fisher Mesa. This one had been on my to-do list for a while…..

Along the trail I stopped and made a short hike to a geocache that was hidden near an old cabin on the rim of Fisher Mesa

Great view from the old cabin

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Aug 15 2010

Random Photos from the Last Two Weeks

Amanda’s mom and sister spent the last two weeks with us here in Grand Junction. While they were here we spent some time showing them around not only here, but also in Moab, Silverton and Ouray….to name a few places. Here’s some random photos I took while we were out and about….

Hell’s Revenge near Moab

Hole N” The Rock

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Jul 25 2010

Up on the Uncompahgre

Since Amanda had to work today, it was up to me to figure out what I was going to do. While having breakfast this morning, I figured I would head up on the Uncompahgre Plateau to explore a few roads I haven’t been on yet. I started out on Divide Road and made a large loop all the way back home. Here’s a few pictures from my day.

Stopped in a large grove of aspens on Campbell Point

Coming down the other side of the plateau, there were great views of the La Sal Mountains

Drove through a historic uranium mining area…..I will have to spend more time here in the future

Near Mesa Creek

Found a few petroglyphs

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Apr 27 2010

3D on Hole-in-the-Rock

This was pointed out by Adam on ExpeditionUtah, and I thought it was pretty cool. The same photo from two different angles 🙂

This is the one taken by me:

This one was taken by Alex:

Apr 26 2010

A few more Hole-in-the-Rock Pictures

The following pictures were taken by Jared of my Jeep.