Friday, March 21, 2014

Backpacking Snowshoe Trip: Leadville, CO

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I was actually pretty pleased with my packing on this trip. I packed one whole outfit for the entire trip (3 days). Here is what it consisted of.
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B packing the rest of her things before the big trek.
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Our group and sled.
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The most beautiful place ever. I didn't even mind hiking straight up hill for 3 miles, with no breaks?...
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Ian and Paul mapping us out.
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First spotting of the cabin!!!
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This was Ian's reaction.
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What a cutie.
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Made it to the cabin! B and P kept the fire going.
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Meghan and Ian made dinner.
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Gabe looked for cozy socks, no luck though.
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Our sleeping bags drying out from the long wet snowshoe hike in.
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A tired and totally blissed out B.
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Ashley and Gabe.
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Dinner is served! Via headlamp.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

Butlers Gulch, CO: 3rd Time's a Charm!

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Our 3rd try at summiting Butlers Gulch on snowshoes was a success! There was no turning back, we had to complete it! My blisters hadn't even healed from the last attempt!
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Ian higher up then we'd ever been before!
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We did it! We made it to the old mine that we'd been hearing about but never believed was up there!
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Ol' miners truck.
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The view from above timberline.
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Happy camper.
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Ian playing on the mining tracks.
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Me showing off new snowshoeing hair styles.
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The long trek back down.
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It took us 3 tries to do this, but it was well worth the views in the end.
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Frozen face cutie.
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This was almost more amazing then the views from the top, someone built an igloo for visitors to come hang out it!
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Inside.
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Poler and Topo can be buds.
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Warming my little lady hands.
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Kissing the igloo goodbye.
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Ian found a Hot N' Readyz tree!
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Goodbye Butlers Gulch! You were a hell of a beast, but now we need to find a new one to conquer!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Maryia's Birthday Brunch at her Mountain Home.

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I've been meeting some really amazing people lately and one of my favorites is Maryia. Ian and I drove up to Evergreen for her birthday brunch with homemade doughnuts by me to boot!!!
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Maryia!
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Ian met the best 3 legged dog.
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My favorite set of best friends. Lou and Aly.
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Mimosas in the tree house.
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The fox below Maryia's deck.
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The backyard was something else... Teepees covered in yarn, a play boat, a human sized birds nest! This place was amazing.
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Happy Birthday Maryia! I'm so happy I met you!