Mountain Trip - Fall 2017
The first few days of this year's trip to Red River, NM were uncharacteristically rainy. But even so, the scenery
was beautiful (this was the view from my front porch). The last several days were beautiful - sunny with highs
around 60, lows around 35. The following 10 people made this year's trip to the Rockies: Dan Stone, Brad Stone,
Chuck Mandernach, Jason Hale, Stan & Nancy Ferguson, Tim & Debbie Speck, Chip & Judy Speir.
The Ferg's dog, Murphy, also made the trip.
Jason and I took a great ride up to Goose Lake (elevation 11,630 feet). The fresh layer of
snow near the lake was stunning.
Jason feeding one of the many deer that visited our cabins
Jason & I took several 5-mile hikes this year. After a hike up Mallette Canyon, we stopped by a new Oxygen Bar in town.
We didn't notice any obvious positive effects from inhaling the scented oxygen, but no ill effects either :)
The gang (minus Jason) at Sundance Mexican Restaurant
Hiking the trail behind the cabins that leads to the Goose Lake jeep trail
Cooking burgers in a drizzle
Due to the rain, we moved the hamburger cookout inside mine & Jason's cabin. Oh, and then most of Red River lost
power, so we ate under flashlight. But it all worked out, and my banana pudding turned out very good.
The annual pancake breakfast at the Speck's cabin was delicious
Stan near the Old Pass above Red River, NM (approximately 10,000 feet)
Preparing for a picnic under the golden Aspen trees near the Old Pass
Jason & I took a scenic hike up the Pioneer Loop trail toward the old Caribel Mine. The
Aspen trees were spectacular along the trail!
The gals playing double solitaire in mine & Jason's cabin - they are very good.
The annual Crossing Of The Creek
Judy looking good in Dad's hat
Jason outside the Alley Cantina Restaurant in Taos
Me and Dad in Taos
Jason preparing to go up No-Gas Hill. For the first time in a few years I got lucky and cleaned
all 3 hard hills (Mogul, No-Gas, Triple).
Chuck and Jason on the way to Greenie Peak
Chuck securing my loose SuperTrapp exhaust pipe with a bungee cord, as Jason "helps"
Chuck, Brad, Jason at Greenie Peak (elevation 11,249 ft)
Chuck having a snack near Greenie Peak
Chuck and Jason on cabin #20's front porch
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