Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Colorado continued

I'm quite a bit behind on the blogging. Christina and I spent a few more days with my cousin Larry in Fort Collins, playing foos ball, going bowling, and having interesting discussions about marriage and internet privacy. Christina and I also hiked Horsetooth Rock and to Sky Pond in Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park and enjoyed some disc tossing in the school grounds near Larry's.

We left Jul 21 heading off to Breckenridge. We went to our trip leader's house to start prepping for our week long service trip into Eagles Nest Wilderness. We spent a week in the backcountry, camping at night and working in the day clearing trees from the Gore Range Trail (and also finishing up work on the Salmon Lake and Willow Lake trails).

Group Photo


We got caught in a hailstorm on our day off

We got back last Saturday and enjoyed nice long hot showers before heading off to Lyons, CO (just north of Boulder) to meet Christina's brother-in-law's brother. He graciously hosted us for a couple nights, showing us around his hometown and worktown. As Boulder County Commissioner, he had a lot of interesting local tidbits to share. We also played with his neighbors, Heidi and Soren, and helped the 2 1/2 year old figure out how to use the slip-n-slide properly.

We picked up our Avis rental in Boulder this morning, ran some errands, and then drove southwest to Glenwood Springs. On the way, we stopped for a quick hike to Hanging Lake, which is gorgeous. We are in the GS Hostel for the night, which has free wifi access.

More details on the Wilderness Volunteers trip, FC and Lyons will come later. For now, check out some of the pictures online.

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