Picture Canyon, Colorado

The sign said, “Picture Canyon, 23 miles.”  So off we head on gravel roads.

20141027_152333These are wonderful gravel roads, so smooth we can travel at 50 miles per hour.

About 2 miles before Picture Canyon we find a colony of prairie dogs.

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I always thought their mounds were close together, but these mounds are spread out over about 5 acres with at least 50 feet between them.

Reaching Picture Canyon, we decide to spend the night with three other campers of deer hunters.

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It was a great night for a crescent moon set and star gazing.

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20141027_095002 This is similar to other Kiowa calendars.

Here is the view looking out from the cave where the calendar was found.

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20141027_105031Returning to Sydney and the camper we collected some prickly pears.

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The red fruit is slightly sweet, but stain your fingers red.

We talked to one of the hunters and he told us about another “cabin” about 4 miles down a side trail, so we unhooked Cali and headed down the trail.

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20141027_125348(Sorry about the focus.  The camera focused on the bugs splattered on the windshield.)

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About Carl & Mary

Two crazy individuals who enjoy old trucks, life in the slow lane (off the Interstates), and observing life in the United States.

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