Saturday, August 11, 2012

St Louis Arch

While Mimi is at the Goodwill Outlet... Too crowded to ride to the top today.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Car Repaired... Heading home tomorrow... Great Vacation

Llllllllloooooooonnnnnngggggg drive ahead...

Mount Crested Butte double rainbow

Great town! Lots of fun!

Dillon Pinnacles and the Blue Mesa Reservoir

A scenic 4 mile hike and some relaxing lake time...

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Tip Top of Mt Elbert

Made it to the top! Awesome! Now to get down safely!

... Made it safely down... Great experience... Very challenging, both physically and mentally. I'll have a full trip report later.

Couldn't sleep...

Left Gunnison at 2:40 AM and arrived at Mt. Elbert trailhead at 5:10 AM. Ate some breakfast while waiting for a hint of daylight. Saw one group of hikers head out with flashlights, but I waited for natural light. Starting altitude: 10,078 feet. Clear skies and a temperature of 42... Here we go!

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Gunnison Whitewater Park

Fun tubing and body surfing down a couple sets of rapids... And throwing rocks (how could that be omitted!)

Monday, August 06, 2012

Lake Irwin

A 10,000 foot high mountain lake outside of Crested Butte. Enjoyed a hike around it (1-1/2 miles) and a swim across and back (1 mile). Water temp a crisp 62... Everyone having a great time, despite the car trouble. Thankful for our hostesses, Bel and Juniper. Fabulous!

Mount Aetna beckoning, but not part of the itinerary for this trip. Alas, neither was the car breakdown, tow bill, and replacement fuel pump, which still has not been completed. Many blessings in that whole ordeal. Praise God!

Sunday, August 05, 2012

No services

For 75 miles... We've got 3/4 tank of gas. Somewhere near Limon, Coloradoo