Trip – July 2004

The Trip of July 2004. Initial itinerary is: Fri 7/2 (if not 7/1) depart. Arrive Jones Valley same day. Sun 7/4 depart Jones Valley. Arrive Raton, NM – 760 miles.  Map. Mon 7/5 Raton to Lake City, CO – 250 miles. Map.  We’ll pass thru the Creede area and the headwaters of the Rio Grande. We’ll go over Slumgullion Pass which is about where Jennifer was asking just what I meant by the primitive campground on Lake San Cristobal near Lake City, which was formed out of the Slumgullion Slide.  To call it a gorgeous lake is a serious understatement.  Here is a view from about where we camped in “ought one.” Stay at Henson Creek RV Park. We have reservations on the beach.  Some area photos. Tue 7/6 Mess around town, arrange for jeep. Wed 7/7 Tour of Alpine Loop — full day trip. More here. Thur 7/8 Depart — Jennifer: 938 miles back to HSB … arrive Saturday. Map I will be headed to the Paonia rally and not far from Lake City will pass the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.  Jennifer will remember the fantastic road from there past Crawford where Joe Cocker’s place is, and on to Paonia. That’s about the plan for the first stage. From Paonia I’ll trail along with some of the “rolling rally” to Spokane Washington before I break off to head to...

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