Tuesday, August 2, 2011

holy quickness batman...it's almost over!

Only two more weeks left here in Colorado for the summer....sad. Anyways....here are some pics to highlight my summer.

Nine mile mountain is one of our hiking trails. I usually take guests up here for a sunset photography hike.  We have a ton of wildflowers on this trail and the view is amazing.

Snow Mountain is what the YMCA resort here is named after. It has 5 peaks, but I have only gone up to 1st peak so far. My plan is to hike all 5 next week on one of my days off.

We went up to Chickoree Lake in the Rocky Mountain National Park for a guided hike and saw this newborn elk lying near the parking lot. 

My hiking buddy for Chickoree Lake and his pet snail.

Chickoree Lake.

I am about 20 minutes away from Winter Park. I am definitely coming back in the winter to snowboard.

I am about 30 minutes away from the Rocky Mountain National Park and we take guided hikes up here every week.

This is the waterfall trail. These pics were taken on June 1st and there was still snow waist deep up near the waterfall. 

Sheryl and me doing the giant's ladder during training. This is one of the elements on our high ropes course.

Making my walking stick with Jerry and Diane. I spent at least 5 hours on it, but it is spectacular. I will have to take a picture of the final product.

We played water kickball during our 4th of July Carnival.

We went up to Grand Lake to watch the 4th of July fireworks! We sat on the rocks and had an amazing view. They even shot off fireworks from a boat about 100 feet in front of us.

My family came to visit me and we went for a hike up to the waterfall. I think Gil had it best by being in the pack instead of walking the trail.

Janelle, Sarah and I went down and explored the Garden of the Gods and Colorado Spring on one of our days off. It was so hot that day...we missed the cool mountain air.

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