South Windy

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South Windy

Unread postby Paul Davenport » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:50 pm

My wife and I climbed up the Continental Divide Trail from the SR 17 trailhead just below Cumbres on the Saturday morning between C and D work sessions. Moving about on the ridge we call "South Windy" a couple of times as time went on, we shot 484 and 463 double-heading train up Windy Point, 484 pausing at Cumbres before it returned to Chama and 463 taking the train eastward around Tanglefoot. The shots I got of the double-header approaching Coxo aren't worth sharing, but I'm glad I was able to check this excursion off my list. I do want to get closer to Tanglefoot next time. BTW, I would have posted these photos sooner but I had some concern about how the Forum was taking my photos. It turned out there wasn't a problem.
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Re: South Windy

Unread postby Paul Davenport » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:51 pm

But I see I posted them out of order. Oh well. Also, if you click on each shot, you can see the whole image at once.
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Re: South Windy

Unread postby Tom Casper » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:49 am

thanks Paul different perspective there

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Unread postby Jason Rose » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:44 am

Love that 2nd shot!
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Re: South Windy

Unread postby Craig Kumler » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:06 am

Very nice pics Paul!
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Re: South Windy

Unread postby John Cole » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:04 pm

Nice photos Paul,, but WOW, are there ALOT of dead trees up on Cumbres!
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Re: South Windy

Unread postby Paul Davenport » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:34 pm

John, thanks. I agree that there are a lot of dead trees up there. There also are a lot a couple of miles away at Trujillo Meadows reservoir when we visited there in June. The years of drought really took a toll.
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Re: South Windy

Unread postby Rick Calkins » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:57 am

Paul, thanks for the detailed description of your photo journey. Some of the shots look as though they were taken using Roger's drone. These are a nice selection.
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