Colorado Summer 2012--Summit County

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Ovida came to visit Colorado!
Ovida came to visit Colorado!
The altitudes did not like her but we had a good time anyway.
The altitudes did not like her but we had a good time anyway.
Then  we met up with Wally and Sherry. We tried hiking most days. Our first was Lower Cataract Lake. If you look carefully you can find a waterfall on the far side. Ah but one couldn't hike to the waterfall only around the lake. What?
Then we met up with Wally and Sherry. We tried hiking most days. Our first was Lower Cataract Lake. If you look carefully you can find a waterfall on the far side. Ah but one couldn't hike to the waterfall only around the lake. What?
We camped at Lowry Campground with great views of the mountains and gorgeous sunsets…..compliments of forest fires.
We camped at Lowry Campground with great views of the mountains and gorgeous sunsets…..compliments of forest fires.
A tiny waterfall on the way to Sally Barber Mine.
A tiny waterfall on the way to Sally Barber Mine.
Wally and Sherry at Sally Barber, an old mine outside of Breckenridge.
Wally and Sherry at Sally Barber, an old mine outside of Breckenridge.
Hmmmm…..
Hmmmm…..
And down over the edge of the mine...
And down over the edge of the mine...
Wow! It looks like a fire on the ridge…….another sunset from the campground.
Wow! It looks like a fire on the ridge…….another sunset from the campground.
Dick resting….hiking west from Loveland Pass
Dick resting….hiking west from Loveland Pass
There I am with Sherrye WAAAAY over there….heading up the hill on the right.
There I am with Sherrye WAAAAY over there….heading up the hill on the right.
Was a good hike. We huffed and puffed but short enough to enjoy
Was a good hike. We huffed and puffed but short enough to enjoy
and great views.
and great views.
Looking west toward Keystone and Breckenridge.
Looking west toward Keystone and Breckenridge.
On the way back we dropped down and wandered past the lake.
On the way back we dropped down and wandered past the lake.
Wheeler Lakes….3 miles and 2000' elevation gain.
Wheeler Lakes….3 miles and 2000' elevation gain.
We huffed and puffed again and rested on many logs but made it. Ah but the rain found us on the way down.
We huffed and puffed again and rested on many logs but made it. Ah but the rain found us on the way down.
Motley Crew self-portrait…..Shrine Pass
Motley Crew self-portrait…..Shrine Pass
Me
Me
Dick and Wally
Dick and Wally
Sherry and Wally
Sherry and Wally
Shrine Pass
Shrine Pass
Official Motley Crew  along Shrine Pass trail…Sherry, Me, Dick, Barb, Wally
Official Motley Crew along Shrine Pass trail…Sherry, Me, Dick, Barb, Wally
NittyGrittyDirt Band July 4 front row Breckenridge….Great fun and dancing in the aisles….now Wally will talk about my dancing with the Yeti but that is another story.
NittyGrittyDirt Band July 4 front row Breckenridge….Great fun and dancing in the aisles….now Wally will talk about my dancing with the Yeti but that is another story.
Barb preps the green chiles……hot green chiles……great green chile cheese burgers.
Barb preps the green chiles……hot green chiles……great green chile cheese burgers.
Cabins on Boreas Pass, an easy dirt road drive.
Cabins on Boreas Pass, an easy dirt road drive.
Overlooking Breckenridge ski slopes from Boreas Pass Rd
Overlooking Breckenridge ski slopes from Boreas Pass Rd
And at the bottom of the farthest slope is Grand Lodge 7
And at the bottom of the farthest slope is Grand Lodge 7
Barb and I hiking to Black Powder Pass……and the mts to the west….Quandry is out there. Find it?
Barb and I hiking to Black Powder Pass……and the mts to the west….Quandry is out there. Find it?
The views…….wow….and they helped with all the stops to breathe.
The views…….wow….and they helped with all the stops to breathe.