Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Lay of the Land- Part 1
Let's gradually zoom in on the scene of the events in question, using Google Earth ™ mapping services.
Located in south central Colorado, the San Luis Valley is a high mountain plain bounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on the east and the San Juan Mountains on the west. The valley comes to its northern apex at Poncha Pass just south of Salida. At its southern end the valley merges into northern New Mexico.
Alamosa is the largest town in the Valley. Highway 160 traverses the San Luis Valley from La Veta pass in the east to Wolf Creek Pass in the west. Costilla County is the southeasternmost of the five counties in the San Luis Valley.
The northeastern part of Costilla county contains the subdivided Forbes Ranch, including the Sangre de Cristo Ranches.
The Ranches are traversed by a dense network of dirt roads and are comprised of several thousand five-acre ranchette lots. One of these lots is the site of Jack Gordon’s home building site on Luke Road. This is the general setting of the Mysterious Disappearance...
ORIGINALLY POSTED 6/7/2012