Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Bent's Old Fort: 2015 Fur Trade Symposium

This past Saturday, we went out to Bent's Old Fort for the last day of the 2015 Fur Trade Symposium.

Some of the finest and most knowledgeable living history interpreters for the period were invited to attend. The time period was around 1842, when the fur trade was moving away from beaver, to buffalo.

We got some pretty good shots of some of them:

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Mueller State Park ...

Here are some shots of Mueller State Park. Though we have hiked other trails in the area, and have passed by Mueller many times, this was the first time we actually spent time in the park.

It's really quite nice, nicely maintained and laid out with a seemingly endlessly entwined network of trails.

Here are some shots:

Florissant ...

We went up to the Divide area for the Labor Day holiday.

We hiked in Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument on one day. Though most of the wildflowers have gone to seed this late in the season, there was a surprising number of 'em still in a photogenic state.

Indian Paintbrush

Colorado Aster

Leece and Steve-O on the Hornbeck trail

And us, of course

Leece and Steve-O try to identify these flowers near the fork to the Hornbeck Homestead