Montrose, Colorado

Home of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Montrose is located approximately 60 miles north of Telluride; 60 miles west of Gunnison; 60 miles east of the Utah State line; 60 miles south of Interstate 70.

The name for Montrose, Colorado was chosen by Joseph Selig, a town father, after reading about the Marquis of Montrose in a novel by Sir Walter Scott.

Montrose was a real person, James Graham, Marquis of Montrose. He was known and loved throughout Scotland for his great strength and military genius. He and Mac Colla joined forces in 1644-45 for a string of military victories which became known as "The Year of Miracles," a campaign so successful it is studied by military strategists to this day. These battles were fought between the British and the Scots over sovereignty and religious freedom.

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  I'm Pete Ross, a transplanted Hoosier, author and manager of this web site. My wife Mary and I moved from Indiana to Colorado Springs in 1963. After 25 years with Hewlett Packard Company, we retired and traveled around the country in our travel trailer for the next 5 years. We visited those places we'd always wanted to see. We resettled in Montrose at the end of 1995. Mary is a fine (I call her a master) quilter. My interests lie in history and genealogy, among other things. We both enjoy hiking, camping, and travel. And I continue to enjoy backpacking in my "ripe" old age! `Tis a privilege to live in Colorado!

Pete fishing on the San Miguel River, near Telluride, Colorado. Lizardhead Pass in the background.

Son, John. 2001 Music Pass trail head. Elevation 11,300'
Sangre de Cristo Range, Colorado
(Great Sand Dunes N.P.)

Pete 2003. Music Pass trail head. Elevation 11,300'
Sangre de Cristo Range, Colorado
(Great Sand Dunes N.P.) 

Awakening!
Hermit Park, Near Estes Park, CO
June 2004

Shy Little Fellow
Rocky Mountain National Park
June 2004

Western Wallflower
Hermit Park June 2004

Miner's Candle
Hermit Park June 2004

Magnificent Bull Elk
Rocky Mountain National Park June 2004

Colorado Columbine
Woods Lake, Near Telluride July 2004

Mallards on Glacier Creek, Glacier Basin
Rocky Mountain National Park June 2008

Glacier Falls, Glacier Gorge Elevation 9911'
Rocky Mountain National Park June 2008

Alberta Falls, Glacier Gorge Elevation 9400'
Rocky Mountain National Park June 2008

Sprague Lake, Glacier Basin
Rocky Mountain National Park June 2008

Colorado Blue Columbine
Owl Creek Pass July 2008

Colorado Blue Columbine
Owl Creek Pass July 2008

Courthouse Rock
Near Owl Creek Pass July 2008

Spectacular Chimney Rock
Near Owl Creek Pass July 2008

Mary with her award winning "Dear Jane" quilt.
August 2003

Mary Ross'
"Blossoms of Friendship"
March 2008

Hand and Machine Pieced---4973 pieces
 218 different fabrics
Hand quilted---more than 560,000 stitches

Hand Applique and Hand Quilted
Featured Quilt in Her Book "Delighful Quilts in Bloom"
Published by the American Quilters Society, Paducah, Kentucky
March 2008

Mary with her award winning "Mary's Timeless Rose"
Winner of 2nd place award in the "applique large" catagory
Winner of the "Viewer's Choice" award
(hand quilted and machine pieced)

July 2014 "Quilt Colorado 2014" State Quilt Show

Winner of the 1st place award in the "hand quilted" catagory
Winner of the "Viewer's Choice" award
(hand quilted and machine pieced)

July 2013 Black Canyon Quilt Show, Montrose, CO

Mary L. Ross
Co-author of
"Delightful Quilts in Bloom"

"Delightful Quilts in Bloom"
Book Co-authored by
Mary L. Ross and Barbara Scheu
Published March 2008 by
The American Quilters Society

Barbara Scheu
Co-author of
"Delightful Quilts in Bloom"


Click the above image to learn more about Geocaching. Great Fun!

"The Groundspeak Geocaching Logo is a trademark of Grounded Inc. a/k/a Groundspeak. Used with permission."

  Logged Caches

Success/Failure to Locate

Date Logged

Description

Failed

2/18/14

Sign My Cache

Failed

2/18/14

Park Series #43 Mountain View

Failed

2/18/14

Let's Rock

Success

2/14/14

Warbler's Roost

Success

2/14/14

Don't Goose Me

Success

2/14/14

Birds and Butterflies #2

Failed

2/14/14

Gilbert Brown #5

Failed

2/11/2014

The Dividing Line

Failed

2/11/2014

Tribute to the Talking Stick

Success

2/11/2014

Duct Tape Fun

Success

2/11/2014

Not Much to Look At

Success

2/11/2014

Powerful Cacti

Success

2/11/2014

Alice's Wonderland

Success

2/11/2014

3-2-1 Launch!

Success

2/8/14

Gilbert Brown #4

Success

1/15/2014

Gilbert Brown #3

Success

1/15/2014

Lovebird Spa & Resort

Success

1/15/2014

Barbara Bean

Success

1/15/2014

Joseph's First

Success

2/16/2013

Baby Labrinth

Success

2/16/2013

Canal Cruiser

Success

2/16/2013

A2_Park1

Failed

2/16/2013

Sadie's Cache

Success

10/5/2010

Enchanted Trail

Failed

7/29/2010

Taylor Park

Success

7/29/2010

Pretzels

Success

8/4/2007

Old Dillon Reservoir

Success

8/4/2007

Jema's Geocousins' Cache

Success

8/2/2007

Barbara's Bounty

Success

8/2/2007

Malty Micro

Failed

5/31/2007

Ouray Park

Success

5/31/2007

San Jaun Overlook

Success

5/31/2007

Bridgeway Bonanza

Success

5/30/2007

Uncompahgre Riverway

Success

5/30/2007

Old Dallas Townsite

Success

9/3/2006

Rainbow Trail Super 8

Success

9/3/2006

Rainbow Trail Trinkets and Treasures

Success

5/31/2006

C. E. R. K.

Success

5/31/2006

Officer

Success

5/31/2006

Sapphire

Failed

5/31/2006

Royal Mine (Cache Missing)

Success

5/31/2006

Sissy's Pouch

Success

5/28/2006

Tarryall

Success

7/26/2005

Walking Trail Cache #2

Success

7/26/2005

Cripple Creek Donkeys

Success

7/26/2005

Pile of Potatos

Success

7/26/2005

Old 'n' Twisted

Success

7/9/2005

Tyler's Water Fall Cache

Success

5/30/2005

Puma Hills

Success

5/30/2005

Bucket of Bears

Success

8/18/2004

Rotary Park Mini Cache

Success

8/7/2004

Hardscrabble Cache

Success

7/20/2004

Funny Way to Ride the Rails

Success

7/2/2004

Specie Creek Potty Stop, CO

Success

6/27/2004

Bierstadt Lake, RMNP

Failed

5/30/2004

Clear Creek Reservoir

Success

5/30/2004

Treasure of Baby Doe

Success

5/30/2004

The Star That Fell Before It's Time

Success

5/30/2004

Leadwater

Success

5/30/2004

Deadville, I mean Leadville

Success

10/13/2003

Benito Who?, Baja, Mexico

Success

9/18/2003

Enchanted Circle, NM

Success

2/8/2003

Rosita Animal Cache

Failed

6/5/2003

Mine Cache (Cache Missing)

Success

6/2/2003

Alkali Trail

Success

5/17/2003

Montrose Mini

Success

4/30/2003

Montrose Overlook

  Logged Bench Marks

Success/Failure to Locate

Date Logged

BM Designator (PID)

Success

6/5/2003

JL0358

Success

5/1/2003

JL0462

Success

5/1/2003

JL0466

Failed-BM missing

5/1/2003

JL0386