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Today I enjoyed the outdoors. I chose to carry......

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 460Shooter, May 29, 2020.

  1. Night Rider

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    Apparently 10 photos is the limit.

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    This is the bottom of Buffalo Falls.

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    Somebody put this beam across the creek as a bridge. True story bro there was ice on it. I almost busted my ass.

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    This is looking back towards Buffalo Cañon from the Daniel Pass trail.

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    In case anyone was wondering this is exactly where I was at.
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    This is looking back down Sweetwater Cañon from Mount Muscoco.

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    This is looking down from Mount Muscoco back towards the Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center.

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    Never pass up an opportunity to shake hands with a tree.
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    And this was looking East towards Colorado Springs on my way back out.

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    And these were the knives I was carrying. If you're going to stick a knife in a tree make sure it's a dead tree.

    According to my pedometer I walked 17 and a half miles. I don't know how accurate that is but I do know it took me 9 hours
     

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  2. Southerner up North

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    Thanks for sharing. No idea who owns the house but that makes me a little envious
     
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  3. Night Rider

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    The city owns the house. It's a visitor center for Helen Hunt Falls. There is however a little neighborhood right behind it with five or six houses right in the middle of the park
     
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  4. Southerner up North

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    Thanks
     
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  5. Night Rider

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  6. Southerner up North

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    Thanks.
     
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  7. WrongHanded

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    Yesterday was a beautiful day up in the foothills. But it was also very windy, which I didn't realize until I was halfway there. I made the best of it though, gaining about 1,000' on a quick 2 mile round trip to somewhere back behind that ridge.

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    This general area seems to have spots of flat and mostly exposed granite dotted about it. Which are often good places to have brass eject for collection, on those quick shooting sessions I sometime enjoy during my wandering. (With a hill or slope as a safe backstop of course)
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    Other spots have odd features like this one. Which halfway makes me wish I had a few Lego men to set a scene with.
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    It doesn't matter how pretty or dull the rock is, the Glock is just as ugly as ever.
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  8. Armored farmer

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    "Glock on a rock" that could be a "new thing".
    Great post.

    Sig on a pig......? Kahr on a......car? Kimber in the timber?:scrutiny:
    Nevermind.
     
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  9. Night Rider

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    The Green Settlement

    I did a new hike today from Helen Hunt Falls to The Green Settlement. 11 mile round trip. I have been looking for information on the Green Settlement but I haven't found any yet. The buildings were clearly built in the 20th century.

    Started at Helen Hunt Falls
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    Hiked up to the top of Buffalo Cañon 20221106_083038.jpg

    Then to the top of the Buffalo Cañon Trail.
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    Where I stopped to adjust my pack and get the gun selfie out of the way. Glock 19 and Buck 110 Slim Select
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    Went to the bottom of the falls 20221106_085613.jpg

    Some people get really butt hurt when people hang bird houses out in the woods but I'm sure the birds appreciate it. Thanks Jackie Lee 20221106_090419.jpg
    Downstream to the Bruin Trail 20221106_091019.jpg

    Bruin Trail to Daniel's Pass Trail
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    See Next Post
     
  10. Night Rider

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    This map sign is at the intersection of the Daniel's Pass and Sweetwater Cañon Trail.
    Where I was going is in the lower right corner.
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    At the intersection of The Sweetwater Cañon Trail and the Mount Muscoco trail I bore right down into Sweetwater Cañon. 20221106_101925.jpg

    The trail to Green Settlement is so small I missed it the first time.
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    The post in the lower right is the trail sign for the intersection of Sweetwater and Middle Sweetwater Cañon Trail. The Green Settlement Trail is behind it to the left 20221106_111907.jpg
    It's hidden in the trees

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    Looking down South Cheyenne Cañon

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    Outbound from North Cheyenne Cañon Park, even though it's South Cheyenne Cañon.

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    You can barely see the chimneys on the Left. 20221106_115451.jpg

    A Chimney and my stylish Tilley Hat.
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    Stone Yurt.
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    Modern building with a well.
     
  11. Night Rider

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    Cabin ruins.
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    The cabin is wired for electricity and dry walled. There's a stove and refrigerator in it.


    The Yurt
     
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  12. Southerner up North

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    @Night Rider, thanks for sharing the photos. Looks like a physically taxing hike but at the same time, physically recharging
     
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  13. Night Rider

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    I have kind of a weird relationship with my Hikes. I enjoy doing them and I like going new places but I would do it anyway even if I hated it for the exercise benefit
     
  14. bannockburn

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    Night Rider

    Love the vistas at the top of Buffalo Canon Trail!

    Well worth the hike to get that view!
     
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    This is a really good thread. I like it so much, I started reading it again from the beginning. Still interesting. :)
     
  16. Night Rider

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    Tried to hike to Deer Park from The Seven Bridges Trail. Didn't work out..

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    Carried a Glock 19 and a Buck 110 LTE.

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    First Bridge.^ youtube video
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    Had to rock the Tilley .

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    That's the West End of the Seven Bridges Trail.
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    This is where I crossed over the Creek to the new Trail.
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    See how the sign says "Deer Park 2.8 Miles"?
    It SHOULD say Deer Park Trailhead 2.8 Miles.

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    Notice there are No footprints in that snow? Should have been a clue.
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    The creek was frozen (at least there).
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    And this is where I hit the Pipeline trail which was a motor cycle trail
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    Last photo. Woodpecker hole in the tree looking back down the Valley towards Colorado Springs
     
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  17. Night Rider

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    I don't have any idea what happened but obviously the first three photos are the same photo repeated three times. But if you go to the attachment all the way at the bottom it will show the three photos that I was trying to put in this post

    The beginning of the trail
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    Gold Camp Road parking lot
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    North Cheyenne Cañon
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  18. Southerner up North

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    I totally agree. I have read it a couple times myself. I am thankful all the contributors take the time to share their photos
     
  19. Night Rider

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    Daniels Pass Trail /Sweetwater Cañon Trail/Mount Muscoco.

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    The map

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    Glock 19, Buck 110, Gerber Multitool, rockin' Tilley Hat.
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    That damn glove is still on the tree. ETA Please see my post of Oct 31.
    The following are just random trail photos
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    I didn't think there was any water in Sweetwater Cañon but I found Sweetwater Creek today.
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    This Bench overlooks South Cheyenne Cañon. 20221120_113833.jpg
    Looking out from the bench. I live here so I know what I looking at. That's the local training area on Fort Carson.

    Edit for clarification: the horizon is the LTA. that ridge runs right across the south end of the Manuver box.
     
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  20. Armored farmer

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    That model 10 has been a faithful sidearm of yours for quite a while. You shoot it well too.
    That makes me want to land on one of mine and stick with it. But, which one?
    What holster do you use while roaming around?
     
  21. Armored farmer

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    That model 10 has been a faithful sidearm of yours for quite a while. You shoot it well too.
    That makes me want to land on one of mine and stick with it. But, which one?
    What holster do you use whilst woods walking and relic hunting?
     
  22. WisBorn

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    @Armored farmer I was going recommend a nice K frame model 66. Then I was thinking a new 1911 10mm would make a great woods wondering carry and would also be great for mushroom hunting (THR enablers on this site beware). :cool:
     
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  23. mcb

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    Safariland 567, unfortunately I believe Safariland may have stopped making this line of holsters. The made a small variety of these with each one being able to fit a fairly broad range of similar shape/size handguns. The model I have can be adjusted to fit most 4-inch K & L frames and the GP100 and similar. I also have one for a 5-inch N-frame.

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    It's a hybrid construction, leather body/lining with a thermal formed polymer frame on top of that and a stiff rubber belt loop attached to the back. It uses the Tek-lok screw pattern so you can replace the belt loop with a paddle or Tek-lok compatible mounts. The back edge of the holster (along trigger guard and bottom of barrel) has an adjustable friction retention and an adjustable roller to press against the bottom of the barrel to ensure the revolver remain vertical in the holster. With a good stiff belt it is very comfortable as the stiff rubber belt loop has just enough flex to conform to your body while not letting the revolver flop on your hip during active movement.
     
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  24. Armored farmer

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    That's a good rig.
    I have always been a Bianchi fan . When I was carrying a .357 kframe I had a Bianchi 5L. I considered it perfect until I was flamed on THR for it's unprotected trigger. The thumbsnap covered the hammer, but you know....dangerous! Whew!

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    It was a similar rig to yours....I regret trading it off!
     
  25. WisBorn

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    Deer season is coming to an end for me and I will be heading to the Ozarks then Smokies for some hiking.
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    Sat in a couple of different stands while hunting yesterday.
    My carry choices were my MarkV Weatherby in 7rm. A fixed blade Buck 105. I carried my Bond Arms Rowdy 45/410, my Rowdy was feeling neglected because I haven't carried it recently. 20221125_070344.jpg
     
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