Love My Rivers

June 16, 2017

Colorado is beautiful.  Snow capped mountains, etc.  I am personally obsessed with rivers.  This has nothing to do with fishing.  Due to the peak snowfalls, all of the West is having major runoff. This means very high water levels and no fly fishing.

In Colorado and Wyoming you are at the source of most of the water in the lower 48. I get fascinated by how just traveling a few miles, we are at a different river, flowing in different direction.  It’s that Continental Divide thing.

Today we are camping in one of our best Boondocking (free) spots, overlooking Twin Lakes. This is near the headwaters of the Arkansas River.  The Arkansas flows about 1500 miles before becoming part of the Missouri, then the Mississippi, and eventually flowing into the Gulf of Mexico.

A few days ago we drove near the source of the Gunnison.  The Gunnison is a tributary of the Colorado which almost flows to the Pacific via the Gulf of California. It should be noted that it “almost” gets there after being Sucked Dry by Lake Powell and Lake Mead for hydroelectric power and the agriculture needs of California.

Four days ago we camped on the bank of the Rio Grande near its headwaters. The Rio Grande flows to the Gulf of Mexico. Along the way, it forms part of the Mexico–United States border. You know, where that big wall is gonna go.😳

Enough education for today. If I remember, class will continue with Wyoming in a few weeks.

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2 thoughts on “Love My Rivers

    1. rhondarhamilton

      Looks like you all are having a great time.
      Love that area of Colorado. “Along the way, it forms part of the Mexico–United States border. You know, where that big wall is gonna go.😳” hahaha

      Reply

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