Monday, August 1, 2011

PEAKS

Last year we didn’t have a 4x4 to prowl about the front range of the Rocky Mountains. This year we brought our Nissan, and we are a’ prowlin’ !

Today we climbed up to around 10 thousand feet to look over Prospector peak and Los Mogotes peak.

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In the distance below is the town of Fox Creek.

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In the distance below is Alamosa.

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Below is a burnt over area caused by lightning strikes. The Carson Hot Shots put it out quickly a week ago. Then they overnighted at the Mogote campground before moving on to the next forest fire.

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Along the way we found this cool old log cabin.

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The logs were hand hewn by axe.

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The broad axe marks are still visible.

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The doors, windows and corners were hand sawn.

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The walls were mud chinked. It was a great day for a ride up high in the cool alpine air.

2 comments:

JOJO said...

Great piece of history. How interesting. I love to photograph old buildings and barns.

Sharon Scofield said...

Looks like you are having a blast!
I love to explore old buildings and try to imagine what it was like to live back in the good ole' days...