Seaman Reservoir – In A Colorado Minute (Week 218)
is a hidden oasis just a short drive north-west of Fort Collins,
Colorado. Tugged away behind hills along Poudre Canyon Road (Highway
14), it’s accessed through the Gateway Natural Area, which is also a lovely spot with picnic tables and barbecue grills along the rushing Poudre River.
Reservoir has an impressive man-made “waterfall” as part of a former
Fort Collins water filtration system. The big appeal of the area however are the
natural cliffs, from which some people love to dive. Scott, Whiskey and I
preferred to hike around the reservoir on the skinny and mostly very
natural (barely maintained) footpath and get to a spot where we could
enjoy the vast nature on our own – with fishing, swimming, photographing
and video recording.
The amount and variety of wildflowers and
animals was stunning. We even saw a bald eagle soaring over the water
and then the hills.
Unfortunately, the little tripod I bought in
Mexico broke during the first shot and the video has turned out a bit
unsteady. But I figured you could handle it – especially, if you’ve
watched my early In A Berlin Minute videos when I still refused to use a
tripod for these from-the-hip micro films.
I enjoyed Seaman
Reservoir so much that I’m sure we’ll be back here often during the
summer and fall. Especially, during the weekend, it’ll be nice to get
away from the rather crowded Horsetooth Reservoir.
song is the instrumental version of “The Parade” by Josh Woodward
(JoshWoodward.com). This song is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 US License. Thank you, Josh!
Fort Collins, Colorado