Saturday, January 1, 2011

Run Back to Denver, Jackson and Larimer Counties

December 30, 2010

Bryan Ehlmann:

Richard and I wanted to stay and snow shoe down the Crags Campgrounds and road south. Then hit Zimmerman Lake Loop Trail and/or Twin Crater Lakes Trail. The weather prediction for the foothills was very discouraging. Five to ten inches of snow along the foothills, not good, we decided to abandon those trips for now and head back to Denver.

Thirty plus Rosy Finches were seen when we stopped at the Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center. This stop, a Three-toed Woodpecker was in the trees just west of the Visitor's Center.

Richard and I stopped at seven of the Campgrounds and picnic areas along highway 14, between Cameron Pass and Fort Collins. Only one Northern Pygmy-Owl was found.

When we emerged from the mountains, it was snowing heavily along the foothills.

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