2011 LJ Meet Pictures

July 18-22, 2011, near Silverton, CO

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2011 LJ Meet Pictures

Post by SuzukiTom » Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:17 pm

Some photos from the 2011 LJ meet in Silverton, Colorado:
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Cinnamon Pass: 12,640 ft, Engineer Pass: 12,800 ft. More then a few of us were having problems breathing.
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We had a snowball fight here, in July! :D
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Re: 2011 LJ Meet Pictures

Post by Frankenstein » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:18 am

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Re: 2011 LJ Meet Pictures

Post by stevec » Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:45 pm

Thanks for posting pics Tom! I'll try to go through mine tonight, and get some posted. I haven't even looked at my camera since I've been back.
SuzukiTom wrote:More then a few of us were having problems breathing.
Yes, and not just the LJ's. A couple of mornings I would wake up, try to take a deep breath, and it simply wouldn't work. (we camped at Eureka, elevation ~9800')

For the record, my GPS topped out at 13,145' above sea level, at Oh! Point (where we ate lunch just above Engineer Pass) Thursday, the day of the snowball fight, we went up Picayne Gulch and down Placer Gulch. We topped out at about 12,600 feet that day too.
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Re: 2011 LJ Meet Pictures

Post by nickademusss » Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:28 pm

Great pics guys!, I wish work hadnt caught me, I even worked some last weekend....

Looked a bit cold for camping in a tent though!
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Re: 2011 LJ Meet Pictures

Post by stevec » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:27 am

It wasn't too bad - Smuz, Alice and George were all tent camping. Coldest it got in our camper was 55*, the last couple of mornings. I expect it was in the 40's outside those mornings, but it did warm up quickly as soon as the sun was shining in the valley.

I got my pictures onto my laptop last night - about 460 total, but most were from before the meet (i.e. Bryce Canyon, Hole in the Rock, etc.) I'll try to post some up tonight.
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Re: 2011 LJ Meet Pictures

Post by Myers » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:45 pm

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Re: 2011 LJ Meet Pictures

Post by Myers » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:44 pm

More pics,
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Post by Myers » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:26 pm

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Re: 2011 LJ Meet Pictures

Post by SuzukiTom » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:52 pm

Myers wrote:More pics
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That top photo of the concrete structure is from the Sunnyside mine, one of the oldest, largest and most important mines in the Silverton area. It's actually the foundation of the HUGE, dual piston direct-drive steam driven winch that hauled the ore skips up from the mine. Only the largest, best funded mines had this type of winch, which used a flat, ribbon type of cable that spooled up in a single column on the winch drum. There were examples of that type of winch cable strewn thru the debris surrounding the mine.

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Re: 2011 LJ Meet Pictures

Post by DieselBoy » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:03 pm

Wow, what an awesome piece of the world!!!!

It take it from the name Silverton, it was silver ore that was being mined??

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Re: 2011 LJ Meet Pictures

Post by stevec » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:22 am

Ok, my pictures loaded up to photobucket this morning. I didn't get many of the LJ's though, mostly just scenery. Here are a few:

Oh! Point:
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Engineer Pass:
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Ute Ulay Mine:
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Topping off the tanks in Lake City:
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Re: 2011 LJ Meet Pictures

Post by stevec » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:24 am

View of our campsite from Eureka Gulch road:
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Post by Frankenstein » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:59 pm

Awesome pics! Hope to go there some day :cool:
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Re: 2011 LJ Meet Pictures

Post by Myers » Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:54 pm

DieselBoy wrote:Wow, what an awesome piece of the world!!!!

It take it from the name Silverton, it was silver ore that was being mined??

More pic's MORE PIC"S :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
Suzuki Tom is much more informed than I but some of the reading available indicated it was common for gold, silver, copper, lead, etc. to be in the ore and with some of the mines that had less gold or silver, the amount of the lesser metals would be what allowed them to be profitable to work.

For me it was easy to think we were on a great adventure until I reminded myself how easy it was for us to drive 800 miles in an air conditioned vehicle on hard surfaced roads while towing the LJ for the purposes of having fun and then realizing what those early day folks that actually did the work had to work with. Kind of felt small then.

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Re: 2011 LJ Meet Pictures

Post by Myers » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:13 pm

More pics.

Since our first meet in Cook City in 2007 we have admired the black and white friend named Christy (may be spelled wrong). She is a part of Steven and Pat Wages from California. She likes to catch Frisbees but more than that, after she catches one she will roam through the crowd at a quick walk and after picking out who she wants to throw it next, will silently drop the Frisbee behind that person and run out some distance and wait for the next throw. Most well-mannered dog (or person) I have ever met.
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Re: 2011 LJ Meet Pictures

Post by stevec » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:56 am

Yeah, Christy isn't as young as she used to be (she's 11 or 12 now), so she doesn't catch it as much, but she's in really good shape for her age. Pat did a lot of training when she was a pup, and it still shows. Border Collies are great dogs, but training and taking care of them is a full time job. Great for her since she is retired, but I just don't have the time required to devote to a dog like that.
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Re: 2011 LJ Meet Pictures

Post by stevec » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:16 am

I'll get Linda and Pat's pictures over the weekend and post some more next week. In the meantime, here are a few LJ pics from before the meet:

Campsite on Hole in the Rock Road, Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument:
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Kinda hard to tell from the picture, but this was taken around sunset, and that is the full moon rising. The moon was so bright that night that, even though we were in the middle of nowhere, without another person or any artificial light within miles, we could see clearly and walk around without a flashlight!
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Post by stevec » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:23 am

The antelope around Bryce Canyon NP had pretty much lost their fear of humans:

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Re: 2011 LJ Meet Pictures

Post by stevec » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:36 am

As had the ravens:

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Re: 2011 LJ Meet Pictures

Post by McKFam » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:46 am

Really wanted to be there. But had other plans that exact week. I will make it some time I promise (or be warned)

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Re: 2011 LJ Meet Pictures

Post by stevec » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:57 am

One more pic, of us coming down the hill towards Ouray:

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Re: 2011 LJ Meet Pictures

Post by stevec » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:30 pm

More pictures from Linda's camera:

Gassing up in Silverton:
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Myers & wife:
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Pat & Stephen:
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Smuz talking to Nancy:
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Another shot at Cinnamon Pass:
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Re: 2011 LJ Meet Pictures

Post by tweeder » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:18 am

stevec wrote:More pictures from Linda's camera:

Gassing up in Silverton:
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