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    Mountain Bike Rider, Trail Hiker, Picture Taker, Far Away Place Goer, Adventure Seeker, Stuff Doer

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      doughayesDoug Hayes
      Yep, they are gone. Your before and after photos are of the tall one. The before photo looks like the one I posted in December, except that mine has scaffolding in front of it.
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      doughayesDoug Hayes
      Even though they have been abandoned for a hundred years, many of the buildings in a group of homesteads northeast of Lyons, Colorado are surprisingly well preserved, but this one doesn't look like it will last much longer.
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      doughayesDoug Hayes
      It's easy to forget that the Table Mountain ride is in the middle of the city of Golden, especially on top, where the only signs of civilization are an unfortunately located power line and the Denver skyline in the …
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      doughayesDoug Hayes
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ea1bSrd6a4 The densely forested mountains near Georgetown, Colorado are dotted with dozens of mines and old buildings, but finding the best sites still requires a lot of luck and determination. In this case, a …
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      doughayesDoug Hayes
      For Kali, even the threat of a thunderstorm would take all the fun out of hiking at high altitudes, so tunnels like this one, southwest of Breckenridge, Colorado, were often as good a place to hide as cool off.
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      doughayesDoug Hayes
      Wow! They didn't leave any blank space at all on that bus. Trucks are even more elaborately decorated, but I don't think I ever got a picture of one.
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      doughayesDoug Hayes
      This wheelbarrow has been sitting next to a mine near Breckenridge, Colorado for about a hundred years, amazingly without being crushed by the rock falls that have almost obliterated the mine.
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      doughayesDoug Hayes
      It's almost impossible to get this far into the Indian Peaks Wilderness west of Boulder, Colorado in one day, without both vehicular damage and many hours of walking that will very likely end in the dark.
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      doughayesDoug Hayes
      The Corwina Park ride starts and ends next to a river, on flat trails that only take a few minutes to ride, whereas it takes several hours to ride a similar distance on the more rugged terrain in the …
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      doughayesDoug Hayes
      After many hours of scrambling over sharp rocks on the steep slopes of 12,304 foot Sawtooth Mountain, which is on the Continental Divide west of Boulder, Colorado, it was a relief to get back on soft grass.
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      doughayesDoug Hayes
      That's a great video, thanks for sharing. A lot of these abandoned mines are indeed a mess. The last time I visited this site, the cleanup hadn't started yet, so things have changed a lot since then. This structure is above the Pennsylvania mine …
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      doughayesDoug Hayes
      The structure next to the tipple at this mine northeast of Montezuma, Colorado used to be a trestle for heavy ore carts, but it now looks like it can barely support its own weight.
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      doughayesDoug Hayes
      Yeah, it's an amazing place. I got quite a few good shots there. I will post them soon.
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      doughayesDoug Hayes
      There are a lot of smooth sections of single-track on Segment 23 of the Colorado Trail, but because the trail never dips below twelve thousand feet, sometimes it's hard to see them as anything more than an opportunity to rest when riding a …
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