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Old 16th July 2010, 08:49   #61
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Superb snaps and nice coverage. I really likes the pictures of the roads.
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Great pics.

The incline train looks exciting. Thanks for clarifying that the horizontal line is separate one. I had the similar doubt.

In the sand dune area exhibit, do I see dinosaur skeletons? The dunes are very scenic. Can you move around in the area in 4x4s? Is it permitted?

Is does not appear to me a big fire, may be some one is having a campfire!
Thank you. Its not dinosaur, some other wild animal. I haven't seen anyone driving a 4x4 on dunes. I am not sure whether they allow it or not.

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Fantastic pictures.

The Incline train is truly amazing.

Is the track in one of the pics an amtrak route?
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No, its not amtrak. That track is mainly used by goods trains for transportation of mining extracts in the area.
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Old 16th July 2010, 09:12   #62
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More dunes pics...

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Some wildlife

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Returning to Alamosa town from Dunes

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End of Day 3....stay tuned for Day 4
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Old 16th July 2010, 09:57   #63
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Day 4:

Destination: Black Canyon of Gunnison

We headed towards Montrose from Alamosa, which is the nearest community for Black Canyon of Gunnison. This canyon is some what similar to Grand Canyon in Arizona (I haven't visited yet Grand Canyon, but based on pics and description ) This is two rims, north & south.

South rim is most popular with visitor center, nicely paved roads & other facilities where as north rim is mostly unpaved, gravel/dust road.

South rim length is approximately 7 miles and it contains 12 overlooks where visitors can pull over the cars and enjoy the beauty of canyon. Its dead-end after 7 miles and must return on the same road.

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amazing pics there idlebrain.
oh yea another fellow bhpian 1400rpm is also in Atlanta, may be you guys can catch up sometime
thanks for that Prem aka Kraft.wagen.


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Sure, thanks for the info.
firstly, let me tell you this, your report is fantastic. the pix are very descriptive.
I currently live some 3 hrs south of Atlanta in a Village in Alabama. the positive side is that, I live close to Panama City Beach

come aug and I'll be in Peachtree City,GA. 30 miles south of ATL.

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1400rpm stays in Alabama, 3 hrs drive from Atlanta but passes through Atlanta during his drives.

Abhi
Alabama yes..but not for long Abhi. I'll be moving base station in Aug. now that makes it 3 Bhpians in ATL. kewl.
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We visited only south rim so the viewing direction in all the pics is from south towards north. The north is just opposite one in the pics. The canyon walls are approximately 2000 ft dropping almost vertically to Gunnison river which is flowing at canyon bed.

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thanks for that Prem aka Kraft.wagen.




firstly, let me tell you this, your report is fantastic. the pix are very descriptive.
I currently live some 3 hrs south of Atlanta in a Village in Alabama. the positive side is that, I live close to Panama City Beach

come aug and I'll be in Peachtree City,GA. 30 miles south of ATL.



Alabama yes..but not for long Abhi. I'll be moving base station in Aug. now that makes it 3 Bhpians in ATL. kewl.
thank you.

You are close to Panama city beach are you getting your dose of BP oil? j/k.

I live 30 miles north of Atlanta. Probably we can have a ATL meet once you move to Peachtree city in Aug.
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thank you.

You are close to Panama city beach are you getting your dose of BP oil? j/k.

I live 30 miles north of Atlanta. Probably we can have a ATL meet once you move to Peachtree city in Aug.
no oil yet. latest update coz I was there last weekend. partied a lot.
a T BHP meet in the offing. i like I like.

@akroy, you set for it?
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Nice travelogue Idlebrain.

Brings back lot memories. Stayed in a Denver suburb for 10 years. Beautiful expansive place. Denver is called Queen of plains. Rocky Mountains can keep you busy throughout the year whether summer or winter if you like outdoors.
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Is the water level like that or its because of the summers? The water looks scanty in the canyon. or may be because of the distance it looks like that.

Great pics.
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no oil yet. latest update coz I was there last weekend. partied a lot.
a T BHP meet in the offing. i like I like.

@akroy, you set for it?
Yes Sir, Lets jam up somewhere in August. A team bhp meet in Atlanta

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That vehicle seems to be Mercury Mountaineer. Sorry if iam wrong

Thanks
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Nice travelogue Idlebrain.

Brings back lot memories. Stayed in a Denver suburb for 10 years. Beautiful expansive place. Denver is called Queen of plains. Rocky Mountains can keep you busy throughout the year whether summer or winter if you like outdoors.
Very true. Winter is a heaven for skiers and summer is a paradise for nature lovers.

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Is the water level like that or its because of the summers? The water looks scanty in the canyon. or may be because of the distance it looks like that.

Great pics.
I think may be because of distance, we are able here the water gushing sound at few places..

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That vehicle seems to be Mercury Mountaineer. Sorry if iam wrong

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No, you are right, and I already mentioned this in one of my earlier posts already. I rented this from AVIS.
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Really nice travelogue with so many awesome pictures and detailed description. Clear that you enjoyed the trip and through your eyes (and your camera's), we also did a virtual tour.

I spent a few days in Denver in 2005 and though I did manage some sight-seeing, looks like there is lot more to the place than I could imagine.
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@Taurean - Forget 4X4; I don't think you can even take any automobile. May be Govt is preserving the environment I guess.

@Idle - The roads on Day 3 is very tempting; don't tell me you didn't raise the speed of Mercury above 45 mph limit!!!

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Wow, hope a quick meets in Atlanta thread needs to be started.
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The Incline train is truly amazing.
"Funicular" would make it easier to understand what is an incline train and suddenly you realise that you may have seen it at so many places like in the Swiss Alps, at Istanbul, at Barcelona, ...
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