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A few photos of Picketwire Canyon.

coopersmith turned me on to this place about 10 years ago , will be heading down there,soon to take a hike and look at the blooming cactus and hunt for the gold of Cortez


150 millions years ago, this area was part of a large, shallow lake and was teaming with Brontosaurs and Allosaurs. As these massive beasts plodded along the muddy edge of this lake they left their footprints in the mud, which were eventually buried and turned to stone.

Today, over 1,300 of these footprints, extending on a 1/4 mile plain, are exposed at the Picketwire Canyonlands dinosaur track site. Forty percent of the tracks were left by the Brontosaurs, a massive, four-footed plant eater. Parallel trackways indicate that several younger Brontosaurus were traveling as a group heading west along the shoreline, which is the first evidence of social behavior among younger brontosaurs from the Morrison Formation. The remaining sixty percent of the tracks were left by the Allosaurus, a two footed, ferocious, meat eating scavenger who possibly hunted in packs and left three toed footprints behind.

Native American Rock Art can be found in Picketwire Canyon. Very little is known of the prehistoric Native Americans of this area, but archaeologists suspect they were nomadic hunter-gatherers whose visits were short as they followed migrating game. Some of the rock art in this area may be 375 to 4500 years old. Please do not touch or disturb rock art in any way.




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These are some sunrise photos I took when I lived up in the mountains about 9 yrs ago...10,000 feet



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the last photo is what it looks like in the day

i saw these elk one morning


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me and my ex-gf , this is looking west , we are at Phantom Canyon , this is up on the west side of Pikes Peak , just south of Cripple Creek , that is Nipple mountain in the background and the Sangria de Cristos just to the right in the distance


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Those sky shots are terrific cracker. This one's really unique though.

 

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9000 Ft? You were up there.
 

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Those sky shots are terrific cracker. This one's really unique though.


it was a crazy year if I recall , lots of fires south of us and it made for some spectacular mornings

here is Nipple mountain again , early morning looking west

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here is looking west again at the Sangria de Cristos


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here’s how ya dress to go get wood

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a couple random shots where we took walks and pondered

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Gorgeous place. Makes you sit back and take a deep breath.
 

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hey new, I thought they were Ruddy Ducks, but not quite sure as the one following was kind of odd with the feathers sticking out like that,

someone more versed in ducks may be able to let us know for sure,
 

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hey new, I thought they were Ruddy Ducks, but not quite sure as the one following was kind of odd with the feathers sticking out like that,

someone more versed in ducks may be able to let us know for sure,
That would be my mom I'll ask her. she's federally licensed to rehabilitate waterfowl.
 

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I've posted this before, my friend Charlotte and the dearly departed "duck boy". He and I got along great. I forget how long he lived but a fair number of years. He was found abandoned by the pond. When he gets excited he would tuft his Crest feathers.

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Can't even find a picture online of if... They only do it for a couple seconds. Gorgeous creature though

 

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"Love those guys, they can hold their breath for a long time. ALSO, they nest in tree cavities, often away from water in the woods"


 

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These are some sunrise photos I took when I lived up in the mountains about 9 yrs ago...10,000 feet



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the last photo is what it looks like in the day

i saw these elk one morning


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me and my ex-gf , this is looking west , we are at Phantom Canyon , this is up on the west side of Pikes Peak , just south of Cripple Creek , that is Nipple mountain in the background and the Sangria de Cristos just to the right in the distance


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Seriously awesome stuff, spinalcracker. Scrolled up knowing I was forgetting to say something. :beer:
 

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Back in Boy Scouts we made Bluebird houses. Ever since I only see bluebirds about once every couple years.
I am blessed that they are any every day bird here in the summer. They love to perch on top of the poles I use for the deer fence around the garden. I am in prairie land near the border between woods and prairie.

Also get these buggers.

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TP!
 

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I am blessed that they are any every day bird here in the summer. They love to perch on top of the poles I use for the deer fence around the garden. I am in prairie land near the border between woods and prairie.

Also get these buggers.

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Free range cat food!
 

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Hey that's in my neck o de wood! 2hrs away...

Where are you sitting on that mesa?

Could you put a dot where that was? Looks to be a great photography spot in there!

Does your name imply you were/are a chiropractor?

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No doctor here amigo , just a worn out old cement finisher



there is a dirt road that leads right down to the trailhead at Withers Canyon

I am looking for my photos of the Spanish Mission and cemetery

only saw humans once two cowboys on horses





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what Diddy would that be amigo?
For the life of me I haven't been able to find or even figure out how to search That Tune.... It's the stereotypical whistle that goes something like "ooh ee ooh ee oooo ooo wee ooo" usually accompanying tumble weed
 

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No doctor here amigo , just a worn out old cement finisher



there is a dirt road that leads right down to the trailhead at Withers Canyon

I am looking for my photos of the Spanish Mission and cemetery

only saw humans once two cowboys on horses





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Lemme know when you go, if your game, and im not busy, ill meet you down there for a hike. I know what all the plants are..........lol

I hear tell its possible to camp at rourke ranch, noone goes in that far, no squirrel cops. Lots of kick ass night shows coming over from the pinion canyon grounds.

Just saying, never done that myself.

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