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I had a heart attack at age 54 and retired 9 monthes later and hiked thruout the SW US the next 8 years. These are the pictures of where my hiking took me. The first 5 years most of my hiking was solo. Then I met a gentleman who was doing the same thing and we hiked together most of the time for the next 3 years. The timeframe was 1993 to 2001.

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You've been everywhere it seems... You're either old, or super motivated. haha. Anyways, I am looking at the feasibility of a ski tour along this ridge east of Chama, and hoped i might get your take on a few things. First, how far is it to dipping lakes from the main road? and also, How more of the terrain along the ridgetop is >25 degrees? What's the story behind your trip(s) up there?

Thanks for the name. I have changed the titles.

Nice photo. I've had my eye on that one. Did you notice any fish, perhaps?

I believe that indeed this picture was taken in Lime Canyon back when I was exploring Cedar Mesa in March 1999. Michael Kelsey's Canyon Hiking Guide to the Colorado Plateau (which I probably used for the hike) shows ruins in the approximate area of the canyon.

Very nice photo!

How many years have this pictographs?

Regards, Jorge.-

I’ve hiked up Rancherias Canyon from the south and to Rancherias Springs from the north but I’ve never made it to the falls. What route did you take? I’m gearing up for a trip soon.

When I was a child my grandparents worked for Henry and I spent summers in a small bunkhouse near the windmill in the background. We had no modern convienences but I consider my time there to be some of the best of my childhood.

My fav spot to fish.

Roosa, thanks for the comment. Panoramio names the lake as Rapid Lake, which is what I used. Looking at the USGS topo map on gravitycollege.com shows Rapid Lake as you described. I have changed the title to reflect "unnamed" in deference to the USGS.


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