In Search Of... Lost Lake, Colorado
Continuing our investigation into the search for the alledged "Lost Lake" of Colorado.
This week, Mitchell Williams writes
I ... came across the 'Lost Lake' question. As a kid I was always wondering which one it was. I knew of at least 6 or 7 'Lost Lakes' in Colorado and as I was looking them up in the DeLorme Atlas I came across a bunch more and I am sure if one was to sit down and spend some time they could find a lot more. Here is what I found:
[A note to those of you wondering about the aforementioned "DeLorme Atlas". This book is properly entitled "Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer(TM)", published by DeLorme at a price of US$16.95. I'll add pictures to this list, later this week. The list below refers to pages in the Atlas, and the grid location of the lake. -- Ed.]
- Page 18, C3, off the North Fork of the Laramie River
- Page 18, D4, northwest corner, to the northeast of Chambers Lake
- Page 19, B6, off Prairie Divide Road, east of Many Thunders Mountain
- Page 19, D6, southwest corner, off Big Thompson River. [A few miles east on the river is "Lost Falls". -- Ed.]
- Page 28, B3, northeast of Gravel Mountain
- Page 37, B7, southeast corner
- Page 37, C6, below Piney Lake
- Page 39, A6, on the western edge. [This one is west of Eldora; I mentioned it in the 26 July edition of the Legend-News, when I thought that I found a picture of the "real" Lost Lake. -- Ed.]
- Page 44, D1, below the Mesa Lakes
- Page 44, also in D1, at the eastern edge, just west of the Cottonwood Lakes
- Page 46, A3
- Page 47, A6, on the border of B6. Two "Lost Lakes". I doubt if it was this one.
- Page 59, B6, in Chaffee County near the Gunnison County border. This one is close to my home town. When I was younger, 25 years ago or so, I just knew that it was this lake. [Trivial note: there's a "Campbird Mine" at D5. This is definitely not the subject of the song "Camp Bird Mine"; that mine is elsewhere, near Ouray. -- Ed.]
- Page 77, C5, at the northern edge. [This lake is southeast of Silverton, which makes it a better candidate for the 'real' Lost Lake. -- Ed.]
- Page 77, D5, northeast corner, off Roell Creek. [Strangely, "Hidden Lake" is just west of this one. -- Ed.]
- Page 89, C6
I wonder which one it was?
And while I was verifying these sightings, I also noticed at least six occurences of 'Clear Lake'.
Surfin' With The Rubber Duck
- A page for C.W. McCall lyrics. But there's only one song, so far: "Convoy". (Bet you didn't guess that one. :)
- Was C.W. McCall a rap artist?. Or was he a bluesman?
- Milton Bailey toured with the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant Boys, but you already knew that.
Song A’ Th’ Week
This seems like a good time for a song about a river. Nothing too exciting, though.
(C.W. McCall, Bill Fries, Chip Davis)
From the album Rubber Duck.