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Top o’ the World Barney

After a brief stop in the historic Animas Forks ghost town, the little purple devil Jeeps up to the summit of Cinnamon Pass before his descent to Lake City.

Cinnamon Pass Elevation Sign Lake City Colorado Jeep Rental

As you can see, the weather was a bit more winter-like at elevation, even if it was August!

Barney Goes Back in Time

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Last summer, our little purple adventurer also took a trip back in time to the Animas Forks ghost town.

And he didn’t use the Wayback Machine. He rented a jeep from Vickers Ranch in Lake City and headed over Cinnamon Pass on the Alpine Loop from Silverton.

Animas Forks Ghost Town Cinnamon Pass Silverton to Lake City Colorado

Stay tuned for more photos from this fun adventure!

Where’s Barney?

Can you find Barney in this photo from the Cascade Falls hiking trail in Ouray, Colorado?

Cascade Falls Trail Ouray Colorado

Barney’s been slackin’ again! Before he headed back to the mountains for the summer, he hung out off the grid for a while in the canyons of Utah near the historic Dewey Bridge which was consumed by fire in 2008. Hopefully he’ll post pictures from more recent adventures soon.

Dewey Bridge Utah

Big Bisbee Pit

Back in Bisbee, Arizona Barney was too cheap to take the historic copper mine tour of the big ol’ pit inĀ  town.

Bisbee AZ Copper Mine

Where has Barney been?

Somewhere along the way he found himself at the General Patton Museum, paying the most exorbitant price ever for diesel across the way.

General Patton Museum Barney Flag I-10 California

Barney’s Been to Bisbee

Have you ascended the 1000 Step Stair Climb in Bisbee, Arizona?

1000 Stair Steps Bisbee ArizonaBarney couldn’t do it either, but he tried!

Holy Trinity Monastery Saint David ArizonaPassing through St. David, Arizona, that little heathen Barney stopped at the Holy Trinity Benedictine monastery for a bit of redemption.

That and some some fresh baked goods.

Those monks even have quite a nice little holy campground there!

Holy Trinity Benedictine Monastery St. David Arizona

Barney has a date at Shields.

Barney did not choose to watch the Sex Life of the Date when visiting Shields Date Garden in Indio, CA.

He did, however, enjoy a delicious date shake. No, really!


It’s not the first time Barney crossed the Golden Gate Bridge, but this time he didn’t even contemplate jumping!

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