Colorado Mountain Passes

For some reason, the Continental Divide is not well documented in the state of Colorado and, as I've been riding around Colorado this summer, I realize how little I know about the path the divide follows. So, I'll try to document some of the passes in Colorado while I'm thinking about it, and whether or not they do, in fact, cross the Continental Divide.

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Colorado Mountain Passes that cross the Continental Divide:
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Boreas Pass. Crosses Continental Divide. Dirt road between Breckenridge and Como on the border between Summit and Park County. Elevation 11,493′.
Georgia Pass. Crosses Continental Divide. Dirt road between Breckenridge and Jefferson on the border between Summit and Park County. Elevation 11,585'.
Loveland Pass. Crosses Continental Divide. Paved pass on U.S. Route 6 on the border between Clear Creek and Summit counties. Elevation: 11,991′.
Hoosier Pass. Crosses Continental Divide. Paved pass on Colorado State Highway 9 on the border between Park and Summit counties. Elevation: 11,542′.
Berthoud Pass. Crosses Continental Divide. Paved pass on U.S. Route 40 on the border between Clear Creek and Grand counties. Elevation: 11,306′.
Webster Pass. Crosses Continental Divide. Dirt road between Montezuma and Grant on the border between Summit and Park County. Elevation12,103'.
Rabbit Ears Pass. Crosses Continental Divide. Paved pass on U.S. Highway 40 between Steamboat Springs and Kremmling on the border between Grand‎ and Routt counties. Elevation 9,246'.
Muddy Pass. Crosses Continental Divide. Paved pass on U.S. Highway 40 between Steamboat Springs and Kremmling on the border between Jackson and Grand counties. Elevation 8,772'.
Fremont Pass. Crosses Continental Divide. Paved pass on Colorado Highway 91 between Leadville and Copper Mountain Ski Resort on the border between Lake and Summit counties. Elevation 11,318'.
Tennessee Pass. Crosses Continental Divide. Paved pass on U.S. Highway 24 between Leadville and Minturn on the border between Eagle and Lake counties. Elevation 10,424'.
Willow Creek Pass. Crosses Continental Divide. Paved pass on Colorado State Highway 125 between Granby and Walden on the border between Grand and Jackson counties. Elevation 9,683'.
Independence Pass. Crosses Continental Divide. Paved pass on Colorado Highway 82
between Aspen and Leadville on the border between Lake and Pitkin counties. Elevation 12,095'.
Hagerman Pass. Crosses Continental Divide. Dirt road between Basalt and Leadville on the border between Lake and Pitkin counties. Elevation 11,295'.


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Colorado Mountain Passes that don't cross the Continental Divide:
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Vail Pass. Does not cross the Continental Divide. Paved pass on I-70 between Vail and Copper Mountain Ski Resort on the border between Eagle and Summit counties. Elevation 10,662'.
Mosquito Pass. Does not cross the Continental Divide. Dirt pass between Leadville and Fairplay on the border between Lake and Park counties. Elevation: 13,185'.
Kenosha Pass. Does not cross the Continental Divide. Paved pass in Park County on U.S. Highway 285. Elevation: 9,997′.
Guanella Pass. Does not cross the Continental Divide. Paved pass in southwest Clear Creek County between Georgetown and Grant. Elevation: 11,669'.


Shrine Pass
Argentine Pass
Rollins Pass. Ends on the Continental Divide. Dirt road from Moffat Tunnel up to the summit at Needle's Eye Tunnel.
Corona Pass
Jones Pass. Crosses Continental Divide between Empire and Silverthorne. Dirt.
Eisenhower Tunnel

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Posted by Rob Kiser on July 4, 2018 at 11:06 AM : Comments (0) | Permalink

CatTrack I

I'm trying to get my old CatTrack I working.

It looks like I tried this also about a year and a half ago.

Here is a website that references the product I have:

http://www.mr-lee.com/

http://www.mr-lee-catcam.de/pe_cc_i9.htm

http://www.mr-lee-catcam.de/BINARY/CatTrack1_User_Manual.pdf

I'm not clear if I have the software for it installed on my current home server (laptop).

So, it looks like the drivers are here: http://www.mr-lee.com/cl_supp.htm

CatLog - Device Driver and Controll Center for Windows (January 6, 2016)

I download this file...named catlog_atrip.zip. 97 MB.

It unzips to a file called atrip.exe (99 MB).

Run atrip.exe

From the User Guide, it looks like I have the GT100 or the GT120.

1. Install @trip PC
2. Charge GPS Logger
3. Power on
4. Get first GPS fix
5. Connect PC to import data

OK. It looks like the software installed successfully.

OK. Now...Start - @TripPC.
Current Travel & Sports Suite Version
Version 5.0 Build 1612 2045 (ENG)

Do you want to check if there's any updated software compatible with your device?

I clicked OK, but it launched some app...@Trip. Live! Travel Blog Master.

OK. I think now, I should connect my CatTrack I.

OK. Connected CatTrack I. It has a red light and a blue light on it.

Now, I click Import GPS Tracks in the app.

Import data from device (GPS).

Please connect GPS device to PC to download track data. (Flashing).

I'm not sure what I did...I fiddled with the device...it has a red and a blue light...then it started working suddenly. It appears to have downloaded the GPS tracks. Create a Trip or Geotag photos.

Hmmm. Let's do "Create a Trip".

Start a Trip. Next.

Trip Name: 20180630-200931

Next. Finish.

Trip Completed. Track data and photos are imported successfully.
FInish.
Please wait while loading map data...

OK. I was able to see the tracks on the map. (The cats went nowhere...never left the yard, it seems). Deleted tracks.

OK. I cleared the tracks successfully.

Now, I just need to recharge the tracker, put it on the cats, and see what we get.

C:\temp\CatTrack1_User_Manual.pdf


Mode..........................LED signal
Charging..........................The red light stays on during charging and goes off when charging is completed.
Power on .............................Button is pressed for 2 seconds. The blue light blinks once.
Power off ............................. Button is pressed for 2 seconds. The red light blinks once.
Satellite tracking mode.......The blue light blinks every 8 seconds
Data logged..........................Both lights blink simultaneously twice
Memory low..........................The blue lights blinks three times every 8 seconds
Memory full..........................The red light blinks twice every 3 seconds
Battery low..........................The red light blinks once every 5 seconds.
Data Transfer..........................The blue light blinks randomly.
Battery damaged..........................Red light blinks rapidly

The table does not apply for the silent mode, no status LED is activated in that mode.

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Posted by Rob Kiser on June 30, 2018 at 6:56 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

Loop though SouthWest

Part 1


Part 2

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Posted by Rob Kiser on June 29, 2018 at 10:46 AM : Comments (0) | Permalink

Copying Files off of Garmin Montana

Copying Tracks off of the Garmin Montana 600

Now, let's see if I can copy anything meaningful off of the Garmin.

1) Launch EasyGPS.
2) Click on "Receive (from GPS)" icon.
3) Click OK.

So, now I see them in my EasyGPS app, but there's no topo map or anything. So, I do File - Save As - and save them off as s:\2018\garmin\06232018.gpx.

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Deleting Tracks from the Garmin Montana 600.
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Click on Up arrow at bottom center of screen on Garmin Montana 600.
Click on Track Manager.
Click on Archived Tracks.
Select the top track.
Click on Delete.
Click on Delete again.
Rinse. Repeat.

So, I deleted all of my tracks off of the Garmin Montana.

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Posted by Rob Kiser on June 22, 2018 at 11:57 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink