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    Camp this week

    Wanted to camp at O'Haver Lake but campground full, about a third of the sites 'reserved' but not occupied, so went on down to Pentitente Canyon, but decided to head on over to La Ventana del Norte. Got my days off changed so now I got the same days as the wife and took her along. Great place to camp as it's not as impacted by tourists and there ain't much there but rattlesnakes, bears, and lots and lots of cactus. No country for tennis shoes if you go. In 24 hours only 4 vehicles came by, I guess on their way to look at the Ventana. (OK, the sign says 'Natural Arch', but all the Hispanics and even me recognize it as a 'window'.
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    Just like Texas in 1880.

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    us
    Jul 2007
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    Very Nice!!...Looks like post card material!
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    Nov 2005
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    Am I correct in assuming this is in the San Luis Valley?
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    papa

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    Georgetown, SC
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    Great shots! Rugged territory.


    "And so the population was gradually led into the demoralising temptations of arcades, baths, and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as 'civilisation', when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement." Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian, written AD 98.

  5. #5
    us
    Oct 2007
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3xflyfisher View Post
    Am I correct in assuming this is in the San Luis Valley?
    Yep, southwest of Saguache and on west of La Garita. Northwestern part of the valley. Check that area out. It has a little less traffic than the east side where the sand dunes are.
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    Just like Texas in 1880.

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    Perfect Sounds good!
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    Grant Brandenburg

    Jan 2013
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    Always nice to find a quiet spot in the wilderness.

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    Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!

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    Great shots, as always, RGINN! ╦╦C
    I went to the grocery store. There was a sign on the door. No food or drinks inside...... so I went home.

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    Beautiful photos!

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    Dennis

    Jan 2012
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    Nice! Looks like an interesting area to hike around?
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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by old digger View Post
    Nice! Looks like an interesting area to hike around?
    OD, you could just about hike forever around here.
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    Just like Texas in 1880.

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    Grant Brandenburg

    Jan 2013
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    I've never been back in there. I've have some luck finding artifacts in those juniper and pinon forests. As they are today, I'm sure it was back then excellent country to ambush deer and other small game along with gathering pine nuts.
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