BC: 40 Hours Accumulated Driving Time Matt drove 38, Rachel 2. Made it up an elevation of 14, 115 feet. Traveled 25 miles down the Arkansas River, hitting class III and IV rapids. Played on some rocks. Slept in some amazing places. Colorado. I want to go back.
FC: There's really nothing to do or see in Colorado. | RoadtripColorado2011 | A Rachel Hoeynck & Matt Twedt Adventure
1: June 3rd, 2011 - June 12th, 2011 | JUNE 4TH - 5TH : Este Park, CO | JUNE 3RD - 4TH : Drivin' from STL | JUNE 5TH - 6TH : Denver, CO | JUNE 6TH - 9TH : Colorado Springs, CO | JUNE 9TH - 10TH : Buena Vista, CO | JUNE 10TH - 11TH : Colorado Springs, CO | JUNE 11TH - 12TH : Kansas City, MO | JUNE 12TH : Drivin' home to STL
2: EstesPark | Rocky Mountain National Park | Outside the Lake Shore Lodge
3: Rocky Mountain High Rocky Mountain National Park June 5, 2011
4: CLIMBIN' SOME WATERFALLS SEEING SOME ANIMALS
6: RedRocksAmphitheatre | DISPATCH JUNE 5TH
7: If you call my name out loud Do you suppose that I would come running Do you suppose I'd come at all I suppose I would
8: HomeSweetHome from June 6th to 9th
9: "Hey little buddy, wanna come home with me in my pocket?"
10: Garden of the Gods | Garden of the Gods
11: "I'm gonna climb that."
12: Ancient sedimentary beds of red, blue, purple, and white sandstones, conglomerates and limestone that were deposited horizontally, but have now been tilted vertically and faulted by the immense mountain building forces caused by the uplift of the Pikes Peak massif.
13: Balance Rock... who needs the crowds. We found (and climbed) much cooler rocks ..
14: Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~Lao Tzu
16: PikesPeak | 14,115-FOOT SUMMIT
17: America the Beautiful Written by Katharine Lee Bates atop Pikes Peak O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! O beautiful for pilgrim feet Whose stern impassion'd stress A thoroughfare for freedom beat Across the wilderness. America! America! God mend thine ev'ry flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law. O beautiful for heroes prov'd In liberating strife, Who more than self their country lov'd, And mercy more than life. America! America! May God thy gold refine Till all success be nobleness, And ev'ry gain divine. O beautiful for patriot dream That sees beyond the years Thine alabaster cities gleam Undimmed by human tears. America! America! God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea.
18: PikesPeak | JUNE 7, 2011 | CogRailway
19: Matt: "I'm going over there." Rachel: "See you in about a week or so." | And there he goes...
21: Lil'Guy the ChippyMunk | Our friend Buddy (who did not give us the plague...) | Seven | F A L L S | 224 Steps Trail to Inspiration Point 600 Foot Vertical Hike Climbing Chipmunks Sunburn
22: S U R R E A L
23: Wind-burnt, sun-burnt & smiling. Love Colorado, love mountains.
24: Collegiate | P E A K S | Beautiful 2 hour drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista | Buena Vista | Chalk Creek Campground Mount Princeton Hot Springs Four Corners Whitewater Rafting
25: WhiteWater | RAFTING | Wild Horse Canyon Brown's Canyon Twenty-Five River Miles Twenty-Four Class III - IV Rapids
26: There's really nothing to do there but SLEEP. | Colorado is so boring. | Colorado is so boring.