Thursday, August 4, 2016

Yankee Boy Basin, CO (7/19/2016)

You've seen this area in several past travelogues, most recently about a month before this trip.  In June, the key subject was waterfalls and streams generated by rapid snow melt.  In July, it's the wildflowers that get, and deserve, all the attention.  Of course, the mountains and waterfalls are still major attractions.  The short season here is worth repeated visits because of the constant change.  It won't be long until I'm back there enjoying fall foliage.


Once again, I'll mention that numerous TV commercials have been made here, including Jeep, Chevrolet, Irish Spring soap, among others.  The waterfall shown here is the one that appears on the Coors can.

Below is the gorge where several creeks merge before rushing into the town of Ouray.  This location is popular in winter for ice climbing.  In fact, several carabiners used by the climbers can be seen in the rock.


  1. Those were great . . . the size seemed to be different . . . but when I made a slideshow out of them . . . each just filled the whole screen . . .

    1. Thanks, Judy. Not sure what has changed, nothing intentional.