2013-08-31-Great-Sand-Dunes-Pool: This was a fabulous day to fly from Fort Collins to the Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs Pool. It was 82 degrees Fahrenheit, and calm winds at Hooper, Colorado at the pool. Literally, land, tie down, walk across the county road and there is the pool, with a great little cafe for lunch. A year later, 09/20/14, flew in again, added more pictures at the end.

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  Cessna 206, N9513G preflighted and ready to go. Longs Peak and the FNL south ramp, looking W. C206 panel with iPad. Airborne at FNL, looking W to Longs Peak. Closeup of Longs Peak... this is a hazy day.
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  CU campus at Boulder, looking W, stadium on right edge. West Boulder, Boulder canyon entering the mountains. Looking W to Corona Pass from Boulder. Near Boulder The Flatirons, looking NW from south of Boulder.
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  Mount Evans, hazy. Looking SE from Boulder to Pikes Peak. Ridge line, crossing S toward Bailey, CO. Old airplane wreck that I spotted years ago, S of US285/Bailey. 1 Old airplane wreck that I spotted years ago, S of US285/Bailey. 2
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  Badger Mountain RCO at Wilkerson Pass. Hazy. Antennas on top of Badger Mountain, looking S. Hayden Pass, looking S into the San Luis Valley. Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs Pool Airport runway, looking NE. Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs Pool Airport runway, looking SW.
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  C206, N9513G tied down at Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs Pool Airport. Looking from the tiedown across the county road to the pool. Entrance to the parking lot. Entrance sign: "Please dont catch or harm our frogs and fish. The frogs and fish thank you". Kids water slide into the frog pond.
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  Sand Dunes Swimming Pool entrance sign Mile Deep Grille, the name of the cafe. Rooms for rent. Sand Dunes Swimming Pool rates, 08/31/13. Carlie, the owners daughter at the admissions window.
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  From the changing rooms looking SW into the Mile High Grille and eating area. The diving boards at the deep end, looking SE. The east end of the pool. The south side of the pool. The water fountain is the artesian well the fills the pool. The hot water is soothing to stand under. Looking E from the cafe to the pool. When it is cold or windy, the curtains come down, keeping it warm in the cafe.
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  Kids pool at the W end of the pool. Order your food at the counter. The indoor hot tub. My meal, pretzel bun burger with caramelized onions and a salad, and the specials menu. Looking NE from the pool to the tiedown area... visitors arrived from ABQ.
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  Looking SE at the bottom of the kids water slide, frog pond and shaded lounge area. Great Sand Dunes National Park is a few miles E. Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs Pool: You can wear your Jack Browns Seaplane Base shirt anywhere! 1 Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs Pool: You can wear your Jack Browns Seaplane Base shirt anywhere! 2 Walking back to the airplane for departure.
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  Turning back after takeoff. The runway is on the right, power line on the left. Looking W, power line below us, runway on the right. Pool on the left, airplane parking on the right. 1 Pool on the left, airplane parking on the right. 2 Campground, pool and runway, looking E.
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  Salida, CO, from left downwind RWY24 at "S" mountain. Salida, CO, from left base, looking N at old brick factory smoke stack. Salida, CO, final for RWY24. 1 Salida, CO, final for RWY24. 2 Antero Reservoir, looking NW in South Park, Colorado.
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  LUX Airport, 9300MSL, 4700 feet long, in South Park, looking SE. Evergreen Lake in Evergreen, CO, 08/31/13. Downtown Denver on the left, Denver Tech Center on the right. I70, top of Floyd Hill, looking NW into the Central City Parkway. Eldorado Canyon Pool, SW of Boulder, CO.
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  The Flatirons, looking NW from S of Boulder, CO. NCAR, the "pink weather bunker", SW of Boulder, CO. 1 NCAR, the "pink weather bunker", SW of Boulder, CO. 2 Looking E at Boulder Airport RWY6, just beyond the heart shaped pond. A year later, Great Sand Dunes Pool, see airplanes, 09/20/14
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  A year lager, Great Sand Dunes Pool, see the pool, 09/20/14

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