BC: Alec's Colorado visit August 2012
FC: Colorado | Alec's trip to beautiful Colorado
1: Baseball | First Stop - on the way home from the airport: Coors Field | .
3: at the Game
4: The beginning of our hike up Buchanan Pass Trail
5: From Peaceful Valley the trail followed alongside the St. Vrain Creek
7: Break Time!! | We took a break at a beautiful spot after hiking UP two or so miles.
10: Holly in the woods | Jay | Quinn
11: We found a GREAT spot for camping four or so miles into our hike. Unfortunately we ended up chasing a couple out because we were a bit noisy.
12: After a good night's sleep, we headed out to explore . . . | St. Vrain Creek
14: We hiked up a few more miles towards Red Deer Lake
16: Quinn, Holly, and Simon
17: We probably spent two hours exploring, playing, resting, and eating at this beautiful spot.
19: After lunch, Kevin & Holly headed up to Red Deer Lake
20: The rest of us headed back to camp - exhausted | Alec & Quinn playing cards
21: Moose | On the way back from the Red Deer Lake, we came across a mother and baby moose. Other hikers said their dogs charged towards the moose and were attacked by the mother
22: BabyMoose | (from behind) | Relaxing before dinner
24: After three days and two nights in the wilderness, we packed up and headed home. | Sawtooth Mountain
25: Beautiful Views | stuffies on board | Buchanan Pass
26: Dinosaur Ridge | The Chapel at the USAFA | Dinosaur Tracks
27: United States Air Force Academy
28: Kissing Camels | Balanced Rock | Garden of the Gods
29: Bear Creek Lake State Park
30: Stand Up Paddling
31: Alec paddled the kayak all the way across the lake to do some exploring. | Big Soda Lake
32: Clear Creek in Golden
33: We got ice cream at the Golden Sweet Shop, and walked along Clear Creek on Alec's last day in Colorado.
35: A final Colorado stop on the way to the airport . . . the FIRST Chipotle (and the dispensary next door)