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Old 08-21-2018, 06:11 AM
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What little cuties! I hope they're able to revive the population....
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:06 AM
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In this part of Colorado, the San Juan Range is called 'Little Switzerland'. The Peaks are much younger than the Rocky Mountains over around Boulder. Indeed, in the old Mining Town of Ouray ['ur ray'], ya run into Swiss and German Folks who've been going there for Decades because it reminds them of The Old Country. Having been in/around the Alps several times, I can see the similarities. In the foreground of the Webcam Image below, the blue is the Natural Hot Springs Pools we hit occasionally. On tap this Fall for MesaMate's Birthday just celebrated is a 1/2 Day Jeep Ride up some 4WD Trails where I'll let a Pro do the driving so I can look around for once.

Not far from there, the San Juans can be seen in the original True Grit, and in Tarantino's The H8ful Eight.

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Old 08-21-2018, 07:33 AM
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Hiking finished.
Time for reward
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:34 AM
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That looks nice MesaMan.

I only once got to visit the states and that was San Francisco and San Diego.

I have always wanted to visit two places.
Yellowstone Park and Bozeman Montana.
Maybe one day....
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:55 AM
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Old 08-21-2018, 12:13 PM
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Old 08-21-2018, 01:13 PM
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Wonderful pics VMan, I'm impressed that you have climbed it. It is a beautiful part of the world.

I had not heard of Tarsiers before so thank you BP2 and good luck to them.

That settlement is very impressive Mesa, it does look like a film set.

Busy day for me but I have Friday off in lieu of last Saturday so a 4 day weekend coming up. In the past that would have meant drunkenness, hangovers and maybe worse but from that low base I participate in the real world a bit these days.
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Old 08-21-2018, 01:17 PM
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Seeing those mountain photos makes me miss the yearly family gatherings we used to have in the Alpes with the Swiss part of my family. Now some of them are too old or have kids so we no longer meet in chalets far up but go to places somewhere where there are more pram friendly walking routes.

I love tarsiers, they're such cute life forms! Those massive eyes and their fur looks so soft and dense...
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Old 08-21-2018, 02:41 PM
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Those tarsiers really are cool!
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:39 PM
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I haven't posted a creature for a while so here's a piece about the wonderful Tarsier.

Sadly all species of Tarsier are now vulnerable to extinction when once they could be found all over the world.

From the article:

They are some of the oldest primates on the planet, dating back about 40 million years with fossil records showing them once at home all over the world including North America and Europe.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/an...weird-primates
Oddly creepy and extremely frightening if you happen to be small bat flying by and you spot that thing leaping from 16 feet below ready to eat you.
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:45 PM
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Dragon me too put on a few kilos over the last few months. How about we give ourselves a challenge. Lose a kilo over the next 2 weeks. ?
I've lost 7.5 kilos since March (~17 pounds) on a low carb diet. Not good enough for the doc tho. I came off the low carb a few weeks ago because ice cream but plan to start up again next week when I return from my business trip. (Off to Ottawa for a few days. Leaving Sunday, returning Wednesday.).
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Old 08-21-2018, 10:57 PM
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Morning all...
Ice cream don't talk to me about it..
Enjoy your mega weekend Sao.

BP2 I was thinking I might have a creature for you too, the sea horse, Hippocampus.

Did you know it's the male sea horse who gets pregnant and has the little ones...?
That's a first for me
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Old 08-21-2018, 11:23 PM
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I love sea creatures!
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Old 08-22-2018, 12:13 AM
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Morning everyone,

Thanks for the sea horse VMan! I recall reading that before, very interesting. They're very strange creatures, as are many others that live beneath the seas but like you Gilmer, I love them all.

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Old 08-22-2018, 12:48 AM
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Interesting that...hippocampus.. Part of the human brain and also seahorses who have gender issues..
Glad you are enjoying your hol. Gilly.
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Old 08-22-2018, 12:49 AM
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Do not talk about icecream?
OK I will not...specially since I put on weight just saying it...Macadamia Vanilla....
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Old 08-22-2018, 01:17 AM
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Old 08-22-2018, 01:41 AM
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morning weekenders. Happy Wednesday!

I'm not a great one for sweet things, but I did have some very nice salted caramel & honeycomb ice cream recently. I'm counting is as savoury though because of the "salted" bit.

(sorry Vinny )
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Old 08-22-2018, 02:24 AM
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Interesting that...hippocampus.. Part of the human brain and also seahorses who have gender issues..
Glad you are enjoying your hol. Gilly.
I think the hippocampus in the brain was named after the sea horse because they have a similar shape.
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:27 AM
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Thanks, PJ! I'm having a blast!

Awaiting my room service breakfast!
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