But it looks like I am a bit behind on getting something posted here. I connected the camera and wow, there are pictures from when we were at Cochiti Lake and some from our visit with the Chapman’s. I must have been feeling bad for a while, frankly I know I was but don’t remember exactly how long.
So here are some of the ‘LOST’ pictures.
Tent Rocks National Monument is a very interesting place, volcanic ash deposited millions of years ago. The formations are due to a harder rock sitting atop the softer material and erosion taking it’s toll while the harder rock provides a degree of protection below. This is a relatively new addition to the National Monuments and there is only a small portion that is included in the system, many more acres extend onto private land. It is awesome to see and there is a slot canyon to explore also. I was not feeling well and did not get into the slot canyon. About a week and a half later is when the Altitude got me down.
Later the same day we ‘landed’ in Alamosa at camp Chapman
South Fork CO. was a great morning road trip. Bobbie was a super hostess and showed us around the area and shared stories of her many experiences in these parts. We had a great time and South Fork was beautiful.
Great Sand Dunes National Monument
As I said in a previous post, these sand dunes are unbelievable. The pictures don’t do the job so the enormity of them is really only fully appreciated with an on site visit. They are HUGE. Notice in a few of the pictures there are specs, those are people climbing the dunes. The visitor center has a number of interpretive displays that were really good. Lots of info on how and why they formed starting with a huge volcanic explosion way back in time, the largest in earth history.
Shadow Mountain Lake. Green Ridge is right on the bank of this beautiful reservoir. The snow is just beginning to melt and there have been a couple of storms, probably the last of this season, that have added a few inches to the snow pack while we have been here. This is looking north into Rocky Mountain National Park.
The view of our site from outside and… inside. I have been recovering from pneumonia and altitude sickness pretty much since we arrived. Much better now and ready to get down to business. Rhonda has done the lions share of work the past three weeks and I don’t know what I would do with out her. I’m really lucky.
As with most workamping positions, Camp Hosting here at Green Ridge CG is not a real full time gig. We took a short run into Rocky Mountain National Park. A very short run one day last week. Within a few miles, way less than five, we saw a heard of Elk. We also were able to spot a couple of Moose. Here are the pics.
That was a great end to a great day. We are off for the next two days. Trying to decide what we want to do next, there is so much around here. Good thing we will be in the area till the end of Sept. Hot Sulphur springs is close by? Then there is Trail Ridge Road over to Estes Park, a twistie winding road that climbs to over 12,000ft. What ever we do, it will be an adventure for sure, that’s what Colorado is all about.