Sunday, July 13, 2014

Colorado Vacation Journal 2014

7/3 fly to denver/highlands ranch to stay with doug, lisa, and fam

7/4 2:10 run/hike in waterton canyon, dinner at ted turner's, rockies/dodgers game with doug and lisa followed by incredible fireworks

7/5 hike/run 2:10 deer creek canyon to red mesa.  swim and hang out.

7/6 hike run 2:15 mt. falcon to summer house peak (failed attempt to construct a castle home for the american presidents in early 20th century--weird.

7/7 travel to san juans via 285 and the always scenic route 50--lunch in gunnison, love that town.

7/8 hike/run 2:10 ouray perimeter trail and camp bird road.  hung out in silverton (love that town), andrew to the san juan county mining museum (awesome), kilian jornet sighting in cafe mobius.  back to ouray via million $$ highway, swim in hot springs pool for afternoon.

7/9 jeep up to imogene pass, four hour round trip.  incredible views of sneffels, telluride, and the red mts. swim in hot springs pool, evening gently hike to cascade falls area with kids.

7/10 travel to vail via route 50 and 24.  stop off at black canyon national park, seriously underrated place, 2000+ side wall canyon, dramatic.  someday might have time to stay in area and hike down to river.  dicey driving in afternoon around minturn, low tire pressure, winding road, heavy rain, falling rocks, meh.  made it to vail for dinner and hang out.

7/11  bike 2:00 with kids in vail, up gore valley trail and vail proper.  lunch in vail, drive to highlands ranch.

7/12 fly back to former tallgrass prairie