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Ramstetter Reservoir from slope of North Table Mountain.

Photographed 1 June 2016.

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Valley of Clear Creek opens onto the plains; Denver in right distance.

Photographed 12 April 2016.

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Apex Park

Enchanted Forest trailhead to Apex Park.

Photographed 25 May 2015.

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Coal Creek

Coal Creek upstream from Plainview Road.

Photographed 23 March 2015.

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Coal Creek downstream from Plainview Road.

Photographed 23 March 2015.

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Coal Creek Canyon

Looking west on CO Hwy 72, Coal Creek Canyon Road.

Photographed 23 March 2015.

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Colorado Railroad Museum

Colorado Railroad Museum from North Table Mountain

Photographed 9 June 2015.

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Green Mountain

View of Green Mountain from South Table Mountain.

Photographed 19 June 2014.

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Forsberg / Iron Mountain Park from Green Mountain

Photographed 2 August 2014.

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Hildebrand Ranch Park

Hildebrand Ranch Park from the Two Brands Trail

Photographed 15 March 2015.

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Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain as seen from Green Mountain.

Photographed 2 August 2014.

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Morrison

Red Rocks in winter.

Photographed 22 November 2014.

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Mount Falcon Park

The Castle Trail turns east in the direction of the Great Plains.

Photographed 1 June 2015.

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Northwest on the Castle Trail to the Mt Falcon Road trailhead.

Photographed 1 June 2015.

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Western end of Meadow Trail.

Photographed 1 June 2015.

The Castle Trail crosses the base of the little hill. Frasera speciosa was found on the northeast side of the hill.

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View of US Highway 285 from the Castle Trail in Mount Falcon Park

Photographed 1 June 2015.

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View of Castle Trail from Eagle Eye Shelter.

Photographed 1 June 2015.

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Beginning of the Meadow Trail.

Photographed 1 June 2015.

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Mount Galbraith Park

View northeast out of Mount Galbraith Park.

Photographed 3 May 2015.

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Lower portion of Nightbird Gulch Trail.

Photographed 3 May 2015.

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Downtown Denver from Mt. Galbraith.

Photographed 24 November 2017.

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Colorado School of Mines with Green Mountain in the background

Photographed 24 November 2017.

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Map of Nightbird Gulch Trail.

Map created 24 November 2017.

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Nightbird Gulch Trail skirts a small flat that is closed for revegetation.

Photographed 3 May 2015.

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Hikers on the Mount Galbraith Loop (above) and Cedar Gulch Trail (below).

Photographed 3 May 2015.

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View southeast down Nightbird Gulch.

Photographed 3 May 2015.

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Yay! Dog poop in a bag!

Photographed 24 November 2017.

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Revegetation area on southeast slope of Mt. Galbraith

Photographed 24 November 2017.

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Nightbird Gulch

View west, up Nightbird Gulch to sallde.

Photographed 3 May 2015.

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North Golden

Wyoming Street from North Table Mountain

Photographed on Winter Solstice, 21 December 2014, while standing on the foundation remains of the rock tramway.

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North Table Mountain

Artificial pond on top of North Table Mountain.

Photographed 22 April 2016.

This pond usually dries up in the summer. The Tilting Mesa Trail crosses the dam forming the pond.

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Social trail on west side of North Table Mountain.

Photographed 22 April 2016.

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North Table Mountain trail

Photographed 22 April 2016.

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Top of North Table Mountain.

Photographed 22 April 2016.

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Trail Junction: Trail to North Quary Climbing Area and Sea Cliffs.

Photographed 22 April 2016.

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Path of rock tramway on North Table Mountain.

Photographed 22 April 2016.

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Top of the quarry road.

Photographed 22 April 2016.

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Erosion control on the North Table Mountain trail.

Photographed 22 April 2016.

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Artificial and ephemeral ponds on top of North Table Mountain.

Photographed 22 April 2016.

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North Quarry climbing area.

Photographed 22 April 2016.

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The territory between Lichen Peak and the radio tower.

Photographed 22 April 2016.

There is a coyote circled at lower left.

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North Quarry from Lichen Peak.

Photographed 22 April 2016.

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City of Golden, North Table Mountain Trailhead

Photographed 6 October 2014.

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Southwest face of North Table Mountain

Photographed 6 October 2014.

This happens to be the 5,000th image on my web site.

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Break in rim.

Photographed 8 October 2014.

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Golden from south rim of North Table Mountain

Photographed 8 October 2014.

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Sea Cliffs climbing area in old quary on North Table Mountain

Photographed 8 October 2014.

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Lichen Peak from the North Quarry wall.

Photographed 22 April 2016.

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Southern rim of North Table Mountain.

Photographed 27 February 2016.

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Social trail on top of fourth highway bench.

Photographed 27 February 2016.

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Social trail up from Easley Road.

Photographed 27 February 2016.

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West end of fourth highway terrace.

Photographed 27 February 2016.

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North Table Mountain Park

Location of Coll Nos. 1274-1276.

Photographed 27 February 2016.

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Golden Cliffs Trailhead

Photographed 8 October 2014.

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Trailhead Art, Golden Cliffs Trail

Photographed 8 October 2014.

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Bench on the Golden Cliffs Trail

Photographed 8 October 2014.

“Be kind, be strong, be happy, and try hard”
Craig Robert Luebben
to his daughter Giulia
Writer, Photographer and Climbing Guide
1960-2009
“Those we love don't go away,
they walk beside us every day.”
We miss you, Your Family and Friends
Artwork by Jeff Skoloda

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Along the Golden Cliffs Trail

Photographed 8 October 2014.

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Northern Flicker along Golden Cliffs Trail

Photographed 8 October 2014.

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Small creek, with tussocks of grass, drains the mesa from the north.

Photographed 27 February 2016.

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North Golden seen from North Table Mountain

Photographed 8 October 2014.

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Three deer above a slide on the south face of North Table Mountain

Photographed 9 June 2015.

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Radio facility on North Table Mountain

Photographed 8 October 2014.

N Table Mt, Lat: 39.784639 (39 47' 04") Lon: -105.216000 (-105 12' 57.6"), Type: Tower, Structure height: 49 m, Overall height: 59 m, Call Sign: WQLI491 Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz Grant Date: 01/29/2010, Expiration Date: 01/29/2020, Certifier: John C Gazzo Registrant: Smr Online Inc, 5721 Logan St, Denver, CO 80216, Phone: (303) 426-7777, Fax: (303) 426-8989, Email: callcommjohn@msn.com

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Lichen Peak on North Table Mountain

Photographed 8 October 2014.

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Junction of Golden Cliffs Trail with North Table Loop Trail

Photographed 8 October 2014.

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Water-lain sediments between two basalt flows.

Photographed 3 March 2016.

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North Table Loop climbs toward to the top of the mesa.

Photographed 27 February 2016.

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North Table Loop below the south rim of North Table Mountain

Photographed 12 April 2016.

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The basalt quarry on the south side of North Table Mountain.

Photographed 12 April 2016.

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The green fence, boundary of Jefferson County Open Space.

Photographed 27 February 2016.

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Junction of Lithic Trail with North Table Loop.

Photographed 9 June 2015.

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North Table Loop climbs to the top of the mesa to the west.

Photographed 27 February 2016.

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North Table Loop, with social trail below.

Photographed 27 February 2016.

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North Table Loop, with downtown Denver in the distance.

Photographed 27 February 2016.

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Main channel of stream just above rim.

Photographed 27 February 2016.

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Small creek draining the mesa from the north.

Photographed 27 February 2016.

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Junction of Lithic Trail with North Table Loop.

Photographed 9 June 2015.

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Plainview

The plains from Plainview.

Photographed 23 March 2015.

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Railroad tracks at Plainview.

Photographed 23 March 2015.

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Railroad tracks at Plainview.

Photographed 23 March 2015.

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Ranson/Edwards Homestead Open Space Park

The other side of the road seems to be signed to keep people out.

Photographed 23 March 2015.

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Plainview Road at Colorado Highway 72, entrance to Ranson/Edwards Homestead Park.

Photographed 23 March 2015.

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Plainview Road crosses Coal Creek,

Photographed 23 March 2015.

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Looking east to the plains.

Photographed 26 July 2015.

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Coal Creek Peak from Plainview Road in Ranson/Edwards Park.

Photographed 23 March 2015.

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Burlington Northern train above Ranson/Edwards Homestead OSP

Photographed 26 July 2015.

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Highest of the high plains in Ranson/Edwards Homestead OSP.

Photographed 26 July 2015.

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Northern portion of park.

Photographed 29 May 2016.

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View along Plainview Road.

Photographed 9 September 2015.

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View upstream of Coal Creek.

Photographed 14 April 2016.

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View downstream of Coal Creek.

Photographed 14 April 2016.

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Plainview Road in Ranson Edwards Homestead OSP

Photographed 29 May 2016.

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Parking along Plainview Road

Photographed 23 March 2015.

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A few cows to keep the weeds down.

Photographed 29 May 2016.

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Ranson/Edwards Homestead Open Space Park

Photographed 28 May 2015.

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Hazy day at Ranson/Edwards Homestead Open Space Park.

Photographed 20 August 2015.

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Ranson/Edwards Homestead Open Space Park.

The pond in the northern part is ephemeral.

Photographed 24 July 2016.

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Fence on north boundary of open space.

Photographed 24 July 2016. View looking west, Ranson/Edwards on the left, private property on right..

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Praying Mantis on Helianthus pauciflorus “Stiff Sunflower”

Photographed 8 Sep 2016.

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Bear beside Coal Creek in Ranson/Edwards Homestead Open Space.

Photographed 8 Sep 2016.

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Fence on north boundary of open space.

Photographed 24 July 2016. View looking east, Ranson/Edwards on the right, private property on left.

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View south from north boundary of open space.

Photographed 24 July 2016.

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Rockland Church

Rockland Church, south of US Hwy 40.

Photographed 25 May 2015.

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Rocky Flats

Rocky Flats below Coal Creek Canyon.

Photographed 23 March 2015.

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Thorodin Mountain

Meadow along Gap Road.

Photographed 29 November 2014.

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Tin Cup Ridge

US Highway 40 near Golden

Photographed 14 May 2015.

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Welchester Tree Grant Park

Welchester Tree Grant on a snowy March afternoon.

Photographed 7 March 2015.

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Windy Saddle Park

Elk on lower slopes of Lookout Mountain.

Photographed 24 July 2015.

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