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Old 10-22-2012, 09:12 PM
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Default Dolores Triangle 16-20 Oct 2012

Had a great adventure out in the Dolores Triangle last week. Left Conifer on Tuesday morning and headed for Grand Junction first to visit my brother and hopefully collect him to go along with me. No dice. It was to be a solo trip into the great unknown.

After a brief visit I went over my itinerary with him and left GJ about 3:30pm, starting the first leg, GJ to Dewey via Glade Park on DS Road. The plan was to find a good campsite on the Colorado River before dark.

Here is my off highway route for Day 1:


Here are some shots from this portion:

Grand Junction and Grand Mesa from the Monument:


First look at the La Sal Mountains from DS road, about 45 minutes from GJ:


Some of the varied landscape en route to the Colorado River on DS Road:








At about an hour 20 and minutes from GJ I came to the river and started looking for campsites:








After hitting many dead ends I finally found a killer campsite right on the river:


Some views from camp:




Camp even had a crapper!


A few more shots in & around camp:










Had a good night’s sleep listening to the river. There was, however, some odd splashing going on out there. It was strange camping alone. I fell asleep with visions of Gollum crawling up the bank toward my truck …

To be continued.
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