Marble Colorado Fly-In -- 2011-09-10

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  On the way to Marble Looking north towards Longs Peak. Looking west as we come up to the divide north of Corona Pass. Longs Peak to the north as we cross the divide. We're going up this valley, then left to Marble.

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  GPS shows the terrain (red is bad) as we head south over Redstone, ignore McClure Pass on the right and we'll go left to Marble. Looking down at Marble airport, looking north-east. Looking north, lots of planes parked there already. Runway is ahead of us but hidden around the hump on the left. Final approach as Bob brings us in for landing.

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  Short final landing east. L19 Bird dog is having fun, giving rides. Skylane was up giving rides too. The two flew formation Sue Blue, Paul Hauser, Bob, Vic.

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  N31KM N2829Y N150TB Several Birddogs together.

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  First of three red and white Super Cubs in a row. N8195A On the belly cargo pod - "Got Beer?" On the other side - "Got Wine?"

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  N1554P, Lynn's Super Cub N185ML, Mike's Cessna 185 N9513G, Jer/'s Cessna 206 N181MJ N57534, another pretty Super Cub

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  N3087C, a pretty Maule N182JV, a gorgeous Cessna Skylane Stinson coming in. N6725M, another pretty Stinson. N127SA

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  N254SA N205RV, an RV-7 N970MC, Mel's Glastar N3217V From the middle of the strip, looking south-west.

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  Looking south at the mountains. There is a plane in the middle of the picture, in the pattern for landing, see if you can spot it! N56180, a pretty Cessna 180 with a great tail number - a '56 C180! N6314B N8539X N3SM

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  N914FM landing at Marble. N223DH, a Murphy Moose (modified) N235WT About midfield, looking west. Zoomed in on west end, the "party" end :-)

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  Looking at the east end, quieter here but tons of dust from takeoffs. Dad2 and son Paul Hauser, N40GV N7390K as Bob returns from taking Sue Blue up for a ride. Sue Blue had a blast flying with Bob in N7390K. N235WT taxing out to the east end for departure Saturday.

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  Our campsite! Heading into town of Marble, pretty carving. Goes with a gorgeous house. Museum building in Marble. Says open 11am to 4pm, and it's 2:20pm. Right.... Locked out, just like last year :-(

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  The Marble Hub - WiFi! Bob could have brought his laptop! Pretty new road signs. We're heading on to Beaver Lake... Beaver dam, on the inlet to Beaver Lake.

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  General Store in Marble. Stocked up onA batteries. Just west of the general store, we missed this last year. Mable blocks! Huge marble blocks, tagged and ready for pickup. WOW there's a lot of them! Marble Mill Site - Looked for this last year and missed it. Very worth a wander through the park just above (north-west) of it!

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  Just down the road, huge block of marble. Photo didn't get the details, but it's a memorial. Marble blocks in the river protecting the bridge pilings. Road up to the actual quarry. Marble blocks everywhere.

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  Vic and Bob at the Marble Mill Site. Mill Site Park - VERY worth a tour through! Great sign in the park with all the details of what this site used to be. Can't imagine how huge this place was when they were actively cutting marble here.

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  Columns on right were holding up building and cutters. Wooden fence outines what is now an ice rink in winter. Marble column and marble building! Trail leads through the ruins. Concrete floor remains here. Wall in the distance is one of several fire-walls cutting across the original building.

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  Back out of the ruins in the park, nice basketball court. And a movie screen! On the west side of town, the Marble Gallery.

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  Marble, Colorado. Owners of the airstrip Glen and Diane Gallegos. THANKS so much for letting us all fly in! Great bbq dinner Saturday night. Sunset lights up the hills to the east.

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  Lots of planes parked to the west (and a few folks drove in and camped out). Row of planes on the north-west side. American flag flying to remember tomorrow, 9/11 Just gorgeous. After the dinner bbq. Thanks to everyone who hauled in tables & chairs, served food, etc.

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  Drive-in camping. N40GV N7390K Vic and Paul N2545D

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  N1155M N180HY, a pretty pair of Husky's N4469. If you put the tail up on a berm, the floor is level and you can sleep inside your taildragger! Sunday morning breakfast, provided by the awesome Glenwood crew. THANKS! N644VC, a pressurized Cessna 210 from Puerto Rico. Not your typical bush airplane!

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  N319SA, a pretty Citabria with the usual starburst color scheme. Breakfast is wonderful. Mel and Taylor at breakfast. N89983, Cessna 140, and it's for sale! 135 hp engine to handle this altitude. N7914V

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  N180C. Wanna bet it's a Cessna 180 model C? N8340T N908HP N4978N. CAP folks, remember this plane? East end of the strip, looking west at two planes taxing down for takeoff.

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  Jer/ kicks up a lot of dust just on taxi. Cessna taildragger takes off with a bit of dust. Jer/ climbing out. Lots of dust from Jer/'s takeoff, more planes ready to go. N235WT departing.

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  Dust on top of morning dew = mud on the windshields. Now we see why the west end parking was so popular! Paul, Vic, and Bob as we get ready to depart soon. Another gaggle of planes taxi down to the east end for takeoff. Super Cub lifts off way shorter than the nose-pusher Cessnas.

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  N180HY taking off. We took off and headed to Glenwood for fuel... Look how dirty our windshield is! Short final at Glenwood Springs. Over the divide, looking back west at Corona Pass.

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  Looking north at Longs Peak area. Looking back at the rocks as we head down to the flatlands - meeting Vic at Longmont for lunch at Diane's Flight Deck Grill.

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