Since we are moving this coming June we decided that it was best to see Colorado before we moved. It does have some pretty spectacular scenery and fun stuff to do. Cade had to work, and Makae got back together with Toni and decided not to come. So Jace, Ethan and Shawn and I took off. Ethan wasn't to thrilled at first. He really wanted to spend the week with his friends, but by the end of the trip I think he enjoyed it.
Our first stop was Hanging lake. This is a beautiful 1 mile in hike to a lake that seems like it is hanging. It is along 1-70 on the way to Grand Junction. Ethan decided he was too sick ( upset at not being able to be with girls, and a little bit of a cold) to join us. So the three of us took off. Jace was great and didn't complain in the least. He was a good trooper.
|A look over the river back at the highway.|
|The trail to begin with|
|at the lake, resting just a bit.|
|The colors were amazing.|
|Jace at the bottom.|
|Looking down the canyon.|
|May not look like much but that river is moving really fast.|
|Ethan was much better this day and actually enjoyed himself quite a bit.|
|I loved the color variation in the rock formations.|
After that we headed to Durango for the evening. We passed through some beautiful country. One of he prettiest places we passed was this little community. It is called the alps of America, and when you see the mountains to the south of this picture you know why. It was the prettiest little town. It was one Shawn and I said we would have to go back to. This place was called Ourray.