Eastern Mojave Vegetation County Road 103, Laramie River Road, Larimer County, Colorado  
 

Tom Schweich  

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 Follows the course of the Laramie River in northern Colorado. Probably also the route of John C. Fremont in 1843.
  Junction: Wyoming Highway 10, which could, in theory, eventually get you to Laramie, WY.

 

 

Other articles: County Road 80C at Four Corners  

Four Corners

Junction: County Road 80C

 

   

Reds Place

 
 

West Branch Trailhead

The West Branch Trail crosses a bridge about a 1/4 mile from the trailhead and soon enters the Rawah Wilderness. This beautiful trail follows the West Branch of the Laramie River and climbs through switchbacks for the next two miles to the intersection with Camp Lake Trail. From there the West Branch Trail continues west for another mile where it crosses the North Fork of the Laramie River to meet the south end of the Rawah Trail (#961). About two miles farther the trail enters a meadow and meets the north end of the Blue Lake Trail (#959) before continuing steeply to terminate at Island and Carey Lakes. Stream crossings may be tricky during spring runoff. West Branch trailhead accommodates approximately 26 vehicles and 4 horse trailers.

 

Other articles: Colorado Trans-Basin Water Transfer Laramie-Poudre Tunnel Laramie-Poudre Tunnel Laramie-Poudre Tunnel Field Notes 20180619090

Locations: Laramie-Poudre Tunnel.
Full Size ImageLocation of Laramie-Poudre Tunnel, including Rawah and Lower Supply Ditch  

Laramie-Poudre Water Diversion Tunnel

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Water leaves the headgate enroute to the tunnel portal.
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Ditch tender lowering the head gates.
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River return gates.
The tunnel outlet is at Tunnel Creek on Colorado State Highway 14.

Other articles: Field Notes near Tunnel CG
Full Size ImageFrasera speciosa along Laramie River Road.
Full Size ImageLong peduncles and pedicels on Frasera speciosa/  

Large specimens of Frasera speciosa

   

Tunnel Campground

 

Other articles: Field Notes 19 Jun 2018
Full Size ImageLooking north down the Laramie River valley.
Full Size ImageAn eagle nest beside the road.  

Steep grade and cliffs, with eagle nest.

Other articles: Colorado Trans-Basin Water Transfer overview delivery Field Notes 19 Jun 2018

Locations: Skyline Ditch.
Full Size ImageGate at the Skyline Ditch road.  

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Immature pistillate cone on Rocky Mountain Subalpine Fir
North end of Chambers Lake, outlet of Skyline Ditch.

 

 

Other articles: Field Notes 19 Jun 2018

Locations: Chambers Lake.
Full Size ImageChambers Lake from Laramie River Road.  

Chambers Lake

Reservoir.

Other articles: Colorado State Highway 14 at Laramie R Rd  

Junction: Colorado State Highway 14 “Poudre Canyon Highway”

 

 

   

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Date and time this article was prepared: 3/17/2019 7:52:15 AM