Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Camping in Ouray, CO–Aug 2014 Day 3

We went camping with some really good friends a couple weeks ago.  It has been ages since I’ve gone camping and I forgot how much fun it is.  It was so great to get away (sans kids!) and just enjoy the sunshine and beautiful scenery.  We stayed at the KOA campground in Ouray.  It was convenient to be close to town and the natural hot springs.  I want go back and take my kiddos with me.

All of these photos were taken with my Samsung Galazy S5.  I did bring my D90 camera, but not my battery.  I was impressed with my cell phone pics!

Link to Day 1 & 2.

On Day 3 we rented an ATV and took it up Imogene Pass and then down into Telluride.  It was so, so cold on the pass.  We bought some wool socks in Telluride for the drive back over the pass.  The views were breathtaking.


The entire way up the mountain you could see the cliffs peaking through the trees.  I couldn’t decide if I loved feeling like I was in the forest, or being at the top of the mountain to see the world.

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We got to drive through a lot of water.  I loved it.  The left picture is looking up the stream we were in and the right picture is looking down the stream.

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So many waterfalls!

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As we went up higher, there were fields of amazing wildflowers. and several trees that had been ripped off, but the roots remained in the ground.


There were still snow banks at the top!


And then the top of the mountain.  Indescribable!






As you go down into Telluride there are old mining (maybe logging?) towns.  Reminds you have how powerful nature is.




Such a wonderful trip with wonderful friends!day3Imogene_10

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