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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

This railroad is the longest (67 miles) remaining narrow-gauge railroad in the world. The narrow gauge allows for tighter turns through the mountains. The trip begins in Antonito, Colorado and ends in Chama, New Mexico. Along the way, it crosses … Continue reading

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Southern Colorado “Attractions”

We stayed a night in Fort Garland and then drove south to Antonito to ride the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (next post). Along the way, we made (very) brief stops to see roadside attractions. Manassa, Colorado—Birthplace of Jack Dempsey … Continue reading

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50 Birds!

I hadn’t done any intense birding in a while, so I set out with the goal of seeing 50 birds. In Illinois, in any month other than November-February, this would be easily attainable. Not in Colorado. But I persevered and … Continue reading

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Prewitt Reservoir

Prewitt Reservior State Wildlife Area is two-and-a-half hours from my house, up in the northeast corner of the state. I’d never been there before, and I’m not sure I’d ever heard of it. But the numbers and varieties of birds … Continue reading

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Reptile/Amphibian #34 — Woodhouse’s Toad

anaxyrus woodhousi Saturday, August 28, 10:50 am Chatfield State Park, Colorado I birded at a couple places in the park in the morning. There were birds around, but nothing spectacular. The day was heating up, and I was headed back … Continue reading

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