Colorado Vacation: Day 2 - Taylor Lake Reservoir

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Today while the guys went fly fishing, TPM, Kay and I went to visit Taylor Lake.  We found out that this area was named after James Taylor who brought a group of miners across the continental divide back in 1860. They were looking for silver and gold and were the first white men into this area.  The Ute Indians were here first and they hunted elk, buffalo and deer right here!

Photograph by Joni Staples (C) 2010

The Taylor River was dammed in 1937 to form this reservoir. From where I took this photograph, I was 9,500 feet above sea level and facing north. As you can see in the photograph, the water is low right now. Snow melting from the surrounding mountains fills the reservoir. When it is full it holds 2,033 surface acres of water.  

If you are near Almont, Colorado don't miss the opportunity to visit Taylor Lake Reservoir!

 

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Lise Howe
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This looks lovely.  Colorado is such a great state - you are going to have a wonderful vacation! Please keep sending the photos!

Sep 11, 2010 05:35 PM #1
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Richard Ruggaber
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Joni:  Looks like a great place for a vacation, thanks for sharing this great photo and giving us the history of it...Have fun and enjoy.

Sep 11, 2010 06:41 PM #2
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Neat picture Joni. The water is so blue...

Sep 12, 2010 12:29 AM #3
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Diane Williams
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I have never been to Colorado, it is nice to see all the beautiful locations the state has to offer.

Sep 12, 2010 01:15 AM #4
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Beautiful picture. Thank you for sharing your vacation with us. 

Sep 12, 2010 01:51 AM #5
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Tish Lloyd
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Breathtaking photos -- thanks for sharing.

Sep 12, 2010 03:34 AM #6
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Looks like you guys are having a great time.  I am jealous.  I could really use some calm time!

Sep 13, 2010 03:54 PM #7
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Beautiful! I was in Crested butte just the weekend after and the fall color was glowing. What a nice place.

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