On the Road, Again: Green & Grassy Colorado!

The Dolores River

I’m always amazed at how quickly Bowie and Dio take to life on the road. They’re happy as clams in the backseat and ready to go exploring every time I stop the car. Last night we camped at a free campground along the Dolores River in southwest Colorado and the dogs ran straight to the river to take their first swim of the spring. Bowie loves nothing more than to roll in green grass, something we have precious little of in New Mexico. I wish I could make a flip book out of these shake off photos!

Happy Bowie I

Happy Bowie II

Happy Bowie III

Happy Bowie IV

Old Homestead Hay Rick- used for stacking loose cut hay for winter storage before the advent of motorized balers. This is all that's left of the Bradfield Homestead, worked by three generations of the Bradfield family, starting in the late 1800's.

Old Homestead Fence

That's what I like to see-- an all but empty regulations board! Gotta love public land!

Now I’m off for a hike in Hovenweep National Monument!

About theblondecoyote

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently based in western Colorado. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, skiing, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at www.marycapertonmorton.com.
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7 Responses to On the Road, Again: Green & Grassy Colorado!

  1. fivereflections says:

    Thanks for sharing these pictures

    David in Maine USA

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  2. Great pics…nice composition on the first shot. Love the dog shaking photos—I get the same shots of my pup. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. mjspringett says:

    can you sing with Willie?, i love your photos and sense of adventure, don’t find very many empty regulations boards, thanks MJ

  4. So beautiful! Please help animals, visit: peta.org

  5. cristmae says:

    The pictures are stunning!The person who captured it is very talented and has a good hand.The place also is very cool despite of the location and the temperature still people reach it out.

  6. cristmae says:

    Amazingly beautiful!

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