Colorado 2015

DSC00675  Near Buena Vista Co. DSC00504  Lunch at the Denver Zoo - Denita and Alex, My Brother Dale and his wife Suzanne in the middle and Jenny, Cheryl and I on the right. DSC00507  Denver Zoo DSC00508  Denver Zoo
DSC00510  Denver Zoo DSC00512  Denver Zoo DSC00513  Denver Zoo DSC00515  Denver Zoo
DSC00514  Denver Zoo.  Grizzly chewing on a bone. DSC00532 DSC00516  Denver Zoo DSC00517  Denver Zoo
DSC00518  Denver Zoo DSC00523  Denver Zoo DSC00524  Denver Zoo DSC00525  Denver Zoo
DSC00527  Denver Zoo DSC00530  Denver Zoo DSC00533  Denver Zoo DSC00534  Denver Zoo
DSC00535  Denver Zoo DSC00536  Denver Zoo DSC00538  Denver Zoo DSC00540  Denver Zoo - Brother Dale and Suzanne
DSC00541  Denver Zoo DSC00542  Denver Zoo DSC00544  Denver Zoo DSC00545  Denver Zoo
DSC00547  Flatirons outside of Boulder Colorado DSC00548  Cheryl and Jenny at Chautauqua Park - Near Boulder Co. DSC00549  Start of Flatirons Hike.  View of 1st 2nd and 3rd Flatirons DSC00551  Flatirons hike outside of Boulder Colorado
DSC00554  Flatirons hike outside of Boulder Colorado DSC00557  Flatirons hike outside of Boulder Colorado DSC00561  Flatirons hike outside of Boulder Colorado DSC00562  Flatirons hike outside of Boulder Colorado
DSC00560 DSC00559 DSC00558  Cheryl on the way to Flatirons DSC00565  Rock Climbers on 1st Flatirons
DSC00566  Rock climber. DSC00567  View of Boulder Co. DSC00571  Flatirons hike DSC00572  Flatirons hike
DSC00575  Flatirons hike DSC00563  Flatirons hike outside of Boulder Colorado DSC00574  Flatirons hike outside of Boulder Colorado DSC00578  Flatirons hike outside of Boulder Colorado
DSC00579  Flatirons hike outside of Boulder Colorado DSC00580  Flatirons hike outside of Boulder Colorado DSC00581  Flatirons hike outside of Boulder Colorado DSC00582  Flatirons hike outside of Boulder Colorado
DSC00584  Flatirons hike outside of Boulder Colorado DSC00590  Fatiron # 1 of 3 DSC00592  Flatirons hike outside of Boulder Colorado DSC00593  Flatirons hike outside of Boulder Colorado
DSC00595  Flatirons hike outside of Boulder Colorado DSC00599  Flatirons hike outside of Boulder Colorado DSC00600  Flatirons hike outside of Boulder Colorado DSC00577  Flatiron Hike
DSC00609  Eldorado Canyon hike. DSC00611  Eldorado Canyon DSC00615  Eldorado Canyon DSC00619  Eldorado Canyon
DSC00622  Eldorado Canyon DSC00625  Eldorado Canyon DSC00634  Eldorado Canyon DSC00629  Eldorado Canyon
DSC00638  Eldorado Canyon DSC00631  Eldorado Canyon DSC00627  Eldorado Canyon DSC00601  Boulder Co. with Flatirons in the background
DSC00603  Boulder Colorado DSC00604  After the hike reward.  Smores cheesecake at Cheesecake Factory. DSC00605  Cheesecake Factory after hike DSC00607  Pearl St. Mall Boulder Co.
DSC00608  Eldorado Canyon DSC00621  Eldorado Canyon DSC00624  Eldorado Canyon DSC00626  Eldorado Canyon
DSC00630  Eldorado Canyon DSC00633  Eldorado Canyon DSC00640  Eldorado Canyon DSC00641  In Evergreen Co. deer near Jennys place.
DSC00644  Elk near Jennys place. DSC00645  Evergreen Co. DSC00647  Evergreen Co. DSC00648  Evergreen Co.
DSC00650  Evergreen Co. DSC00653  Bailey Co. DSC00655  Bailey Co. DSC00659  near Evergreen Co.
DSC00663  14 thousand feet Collegiate Peaks - Mt Princton, Mt. Yale, Mt. Harvard and Mt. Antero. DSC00664  Unfortunately there was haze in the air all over Colorado from the forest fires of the Pacific NW. DSC00665  Near Buena Vista Co. DSC00673  Near Buena Vista Co.
DSC00678  The waterfall we were headed for was closed.  A family of 5 was killed there by rock fall a few years ago.  Very unstable!  So we headed for this one - Browns Creek Falls DSC00679  The book said 4-5 miles round trip.  The man in the store said 5 miles round trip.  The trailhead sign said 6 miles roundtrip.  My GPS said actual miles was 7.4 miles.  So I thought it was fair to round up to 8 miles. DSC00683  View of 14K mtns. from browns creek trail to waterfall. DSC00685  View of 14K mtns. from browns creek trail to waterfall.
DSC00686  View of 14K mtns. from browns creek trail to waterfall. DSC00687  View of 14K mtns. from browns creek trail to waterfall.  Cheryl and Jenny were good sports about hiking with me. DSC00688  View of 14K mtns. from browns creek trail to waterfall. DSC00689  View of 14K mtns. from browns creek trail to waterfall.
DSC00691  View of 14K mtns. from browns creek trail to waterfall. DSC00693  Aspen grove DSC00694  Jenny on one of the creek crossings DSC00696  It looks like a road but Colorado has some wide trails.
DSC00700  View of 14K mtns. from browns creek trail to waterfall. DSC00701  Cheryl and Jenny on the open meadow part of the hike. DSC00702 DSC00703  View of 14K mtns. from browns creek trail to waterfall.
DSC00704 DSC00705 DSC00708 DSC00709
DSC00713  Browns Creek Falls DSC00714  Browns Creek Falls DSC00715  Browns Creek Falls DSC00718  Browns Creek Falls
DSC00719  Browns Creek Falls DSC00721  Browns Creek Falls DSC00724  Browns Creek Falls DSC00725  Browns Creek Falls
DSC00726  Browns Creek Falls - We made it! DSC00727  Browns Creek Falls DSC00728  Browns Creek Falls DSC00729  Browns Creek Falls
DSC00731  Browns Creek Falls DSC00734  Browns Creek Falls DSC00735  Browns Creek Falls DSC00736  Browns Creek Falls
DSC00742  On our way back. DSC00744 DSC00746  Browns creek trail DSC00748  Browns creek trail
DSC00749  Browns creek trail DSC00754  Twin Lakes near Independance Pass. DSC00755  Twin Lakes near Independance Pass. DSC00757  Twin Lakes near Independance Pass.
DSC00761  near Independance Pass. DSC00762  near Independance Pass. DSC00763  near Independance Pass. DSC00764  near Independance Pass.
DSC00765  Independance pass near Aspen DSC00768  Independance Ghost Town from the 1880's near Aspen. DSC00769  Independance Ghost Town from the 1880's near Aspen. DSC00770  Independance Ghost Town from the 1880's near Aspen.
DSC00771  Independance Ghost Town from the 1880's near Aspen. DSC00772  Independance Ghost Town from the 1880's near Aspen. DSC00773  Independance Ghost Town from the 1880's near Aspen. DSC00774  Independance Ghost Town from the 1880's near Aspen.
DSC00775  Independance Ghost Town from the 1880's near Aspen. DSC00776  Independance Ghost Town from the 1880's near Aspen. DSC00777  Independance Ghost Town from the 1880's near Aspen. DSC00778  Independance Ghost Town from the 1880's near Aspen.
DSC00779  Independance Ghost Town from the 1880's near Aspen. DSC00780  Independance Ghost Town from the 1880's near Aspen. DSC00781  Aspen Colorado DSC00784  Aspen Colorado
DSC00785  Aspen Colorado DSC00786  Aspen Colorado DSC00787  Aspen Colorado DSC00788  Aspen Colorado
DSC00789  Aspen Colorado DSC00790  Aspen Colorado DSC00791  Aspen Colorado DSC00792  Aspen Colorado
DSC00795  Aspen Colorado DSC00797  Ashcroft Ghost Town near Aspen Co. out Castle Creek Canyon. DSC00799  Ashcroft Ghost Town near Aspen Co. out Castle Creek Canyon. DSC00801  Ashcroft Ghost Town near Aspen Co. out Castle Creek Canyon.
DSC00803  Ashcroft Ghost Town near Aspen Co. out Castle Creek Canyon. DSC00804  Ashcroft Ghost Town near Aspen Co. out Castle Creek Canyon. DSC00805  Ashcroft Ghost Town near Aspen Co. out Castle Creek Canyon. DSC00806  Ashcroft Ghost Town near Aspen Co. out Castle Creek Canyon.
DSC00807  Ashcroft Ghost Town near Aspen Co. out Castle Creek Canyon. DSC00809  Ashcroft Ghost Town near Aspen Co. out Castle Creek Canyon. DSC00810  Ashcroft Ghost Town near Aspen Co. out Castle Creek Canyon. DSC00811  Ashcroft Ghost Town near Aspen Co. out Castle Creek Canyon.
DSC00812  Ashcroft Ghost Town near Aspen Co. out Castle Creek Canyon. DSC00813  Ashcroft Ghost Town near Aspen Co. out Castle Creek Canyon. DSC00814  Ashcroft Ghost Town near Aspen Co. out Castle Creek Canyon. DSC00815  Ashcroft Ghost Town near Aspen Co. out Castle Creek Canyon.
DSC00817  Ashcroft Ghost Town near Aspen Co. out Castle Creek Canyon. DSC00818  Ashcroft Ghost Town near Aspen Co. out Castle Creek Canyon. DSC00819  Ashcroft Ghost Town near Aspen Co. out Castle Creek Canyon. DSC00822  Ashcroft Ghost Town near Aspen Co. out Castle Creek Canyon.
DSC00823  Ashcroft Ghost Town near Aspen Co. out Castle Creek Canyon. DSC00828  I-70 goes through Glenwood Canyon.  It is so tight it goes through tunnels and sometimes has one land on top of the other. DSC00831  I-70 goes through Glenwood Canyon.  It is so tight it goes through tunnels and sometimes has one land on top of the other. DSC00837  I-70 goes through Glenwood Canyon.  It is so tight it goes through tunnels and sometimes has one land on top of the other.
DSC00838  Jeep road we took from Breckenridge Colorado over the pass toward Evergreen.  Headed back. DSC00839  Jeep road we took from Breckenridge Colorado over the pass toward Evergreen.  Headed back. DSC00841  Jeep road we took from Breckenridge Colorado over the pass toward Evergreen.  Headed back. DSC00842  Jeep road we took from Breckenridge Colorado over the pass toward Evergreen.  Headed back to Jennys place.
DSC00843  Jeep road we took from Breckenridge Colorado over the pass toward Evergreen.  Headed back to Jennys place. DSC00844  Jeep road we took from Breckenridge Colorado over the pass toward Evergreen.  Headed back to Jennys place. DSC00846  Jeep road we took from Breckenridge Colorado over the pass toward Evergreen.  Headed back to Jennys place. DSC00847  Jeep road we took from Breckenridge Colorado over the pass toward Evergreen.  Headed back to Jennys place.
DSC00848  Jeep road we took from Breckenridge Colorado over the pass toward Evergreen.  Headed back to Jennys place. DSC00849  Jeep road we took from Breckenridge Colorado over the pass toward Evergreen.  Headed back to Jennys place. DSC00851  Jeep road we took from Breckenridge Colorado over the pass toward Evergreen.  Headed back to Jennys place. DSC00852  Jeep road we took from Breckenridge Colorado over the pass toward Evergreen.  Headed back to Jennys place.
DSC00853  Jeep road we took from Breckenridge Colorado over the pass toward Evergreen.  Headed back to Jennys place. DSC00854  Jeep road we took from Breckenridge Colorado over the pass toward Evergreen.  Headed back to Jennys place. DSC00856  Jeep road we took from Breckenridge Colorado over the pass toward Evergreen.  Headed back to Jennys place. DSC00858  Jeep road we took from Breckenridge Colorado over the pass toward Evergreen.  Headed back to Jennys place.
DSC00859  Jeep road we took from Breckenridge Colorado over the pass toward Evergreen.  Headed back to Jennys place. DSC00860  Windy Horse Resort Near Colorado Springs - where Jenny stayed a few days for business.  It was nice! DSC00861  Windy Horse Resort Near Colorado Springs DSC00864  Windy Horse Resort Near Colorado Springs - waiting on Jenny to get checked in.
DSC00866  Jennys Villa!  Rough life! DSC00867  Windy Horse Resort Near Colorado Springs DSC00868  Windy Horse Resort Near Colorado Springs DSC00870  Windy Horse Resort Near Colorado Springs
DSC00872  Windy Horse Resort Near Colorado Springs DSC00875  On our way up Pikes Peak in our rental car.  Elevation on top 14,110' DSC00878  On our way up Pikes Peak DSC00882  On our way up Pikes Peak
DSC00883  On our way up Pikes Peak DSC00885  On our way up Pikes Peak DSC00886  On our way up Pikes Peak DSC00888  On our way up Pikes Peak
DSC00889  On our way up Pikes Peak DSC00891  On our way up Pikes Peak DSC00892  On our way up Pikes Peak DSC00893  On our way up Pikes Peak
DSC00895  On our way up Pikes Peak DSC00896  On our way up Pikes Peak DSC00897  On our way up Pikes Peak DSC00899  On our way up Pikes Peak
DSC00900  Incline Cog Railway tracks on top DSC00901  Pikes Peak DSC00902  Pikes Peak DSC00903  Pikes Peak
DSC00904  Pikes Peak DSC00905  Pikes Peak DSC00906  Pikes Peak DSC00907  Pikes Peak
DSC00908  Pikes Peak DSC00909  Pikes Peak DSC00910  Pikes Peak DSC00912  Pikes Peak
DSC00913  Pikes Peak DSC00914  Pikes Peak DSC00915  Pikes Peak DSC00916  Pikes Peak
DSC00917  Pikes Peak DSC00918  Pikes Peak DSC00919  Pikes Peak DSC00920  Pikes Peak
DSC00921  Yes I wanted to give it a shove! DSC00922  Pikes Peak DSC00923  Pikes Peak DSC00924  Pikes Peak
DSC00925  This one too! DSC00926  Pikes Peak DSC00927  Pikes Peak DSC00928  Pikes Peak
DSC00929  Pikes Peak DSC00930  Pikes Peak