3 Pictures from Horsetooth Reservoir and Foothills after Wildfires

Horsetooth Reservoir, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space and Lory State Park are popular recreational areas near Fort Collins. Horsetooth Reservoir is one of my favorite paddling destination, especially, off season or on weekdays during power boating season. During last years we experienced several wildfires west of Horsetooth. The first picture was shot from the Centennial Road while next two during my paddling workouts.

Heavy smoke from High Park wildfire
Heavy smoke from High Park wildfire obscuring the sun and sky over Horsetooth Reservoir and foothills near Fort Collins, Colorado, June 10, 2012
Galena wildfire in Lory State Park
Burnt yucca and bushes after Galena wildfire in Lory State Park – green grass starting to regrow, April 2013
Green springtime landscape on the shores of Horsetooth Reservoir
Green springtime landscape on the shores of Horsetooth Reservoir (Orchard Cove) with some reminders of the Galena Wildfire – June 2, 2014

Related posts and resources:
Paddling the Skeleton Coast
Winter Paddling with Sea Wind Canoe on Horsetooth Reservoir
Larimer County Parks, Reservoirs, Open Spaces, and Trails
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
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Illinois River Meanders through Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge

Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge
Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge

May 25, 2014. Flooded Illinois River meanders through Colorado’s North park. This is a view from my favorite view point on highway 14 just a few miles east of Walden. In addition to a great scenic you will find there a lot of historic information about the region from native Americans to fur trappers, coal mining and lumber industry.

The above picture were shot when I was returning from a paddling trip on North Platte River from Walden to Northgate Canyon. I stop at this spot almost every time when driving near Walden. You can find more pictures of the Illinois River in my stock photography portfolio. These royalty free images are ready for download and license.

Related posts and resources:
Map of Mountain Wayfarer places
Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge
Town of Walden
Exploring the Upper North Platte River in Colorado by SUP

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