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Snow in the forecast for tomorrow. Thought a lunchtime scoot over nearby Juniper Pass to Echo Lake would be nice while the weather window is open.

This is at Juniper Pass. The Continental Divide is in the distance. Moisture on this side will make its way to the Gulf of Mexico...


We're at 11,020ft. here. An aspen grove in the distance behind the shield patiently waits out winter before putting its clothes of green leaves on...


The road up ahead. We're not far below timberline here...


Not a bad journey. Didn't think it would be as cold as it was through this part of the ride. Figured it would be in the 50's this high, but 40's and a "breeze" greeted the big twin here...


Along the way nice southern exposure is present when looking down at Bear Valley and a slice of the Mt. Evans Wilderness Area on the other side of the road. Big game in them thar woods...


And Echo Lake below the sister peaks of Mt. Evans is reached! It literally is still a black and white world here, with more white in the forecast for tomorrow May 1st...


Sweet ride on the RK. Lunchtime chow at a favorite deli of mine in Idaho Springs. This town was founded by mining and on a typical morning in 1900, this is how it looked as the ore teams prepared to head out to mines in the surrounding hills...


 

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I dont know whats nicer, your photography the bike or the scenery. I'll have to do some more studying.
 

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Steve, I really love the old photos compared with todays. And you really lives in a awesome area!

Not much filming anymore???
 

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Steve, I really love the old photos compared with todays. And you really lives in a awesome area!

Not much filming anymore???
Bernt... Still recording, but not as often. Combination of becoming selective and already having 100's and 100's of ride vids.

Have a number of then/now ride reports. Will try to find some links for you. Here's a couple of neighborhood shots...

From 1920 on the road towards where I live...


And today...


In 1904, this ranch was the center of social gatherings... dances, celebrations, and most everyone in the area would travel on their horses and wagons with their best clothes for these events...


Today the ranch no longer exists with the highway on top of the ranch house. But the barns remains. What it has seen the past 101 years...


The town of Evergreen. Couldn't find an image older than 1950...


Could have been more precise with where I stood, but with a hidden curve behind me decided I didn't want to surprise any flying SUVs with me standing in the middle of the road...


Pastoral Dedisse Ranch in 1920...


That creek you see above (Bear Creek) wreaked havoc downstream all the time with flash floods. Problem solved. Standing on the Evergreen Lake dam...
 

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Yikes! Steve you got to pay some sort of price to live among such beauty. It's only fair.
 

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Snowin here in Utah today too. The weird thing is it is snowing and the sun is shining. It's the end of the world, I'm tellin ya.
 

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