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Frying Pan & Ruedi Reservoir: July 7

Hoping to beat the packs of children awake, we packed quickly and quietly the morning of July 7th.  Our accommodations were not as secluded as we had grown accustomed to, so we all were a little cranky and ready to get back to a more wilderness setting.  Equipped with a plan, we skedaddled out of… Read more »

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Roaring Fork Guide Trip: July 06

First of all, we sucked at taking pictures this day.  Dustin and I were so busy catching fish, the photo ops just didn’t seem as important, even though this is the day we should have taken the most.  We did learn that the next guide trip we take the camera will go in a waterproof… Read more »

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The Big 3-0: July 5

Completely oblivious to the sub freezing temperatures going on outside my tent, I woke up on the morning of my 30th birthday HOT!  Poking my head out to gauge the temp and weather conditions, I received a cold blast to my face.  WOW!  It was downright bone chilling up on this mountain.  Thanks to my… Read more »

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Mt. Sopris: July 4

Notoriously my favorite holiday due to the close proximity of my birthday, July 4th had a totally different, yet exhilarating feel this year.  Cool, crisp air, a silent campground and sleep filled creases welcomed my rested eyes the morning of Independence Day.  While the scenery was much more captivating than my previous July 4 mornings,… Read more »

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Avalanche: July 3

Silence echoed from our tent the morning of July 3rd as Brooke and Matt rustled about the campsite.  Apparently, snoozing was all Dustin and I worried about since we slept three hours longer than Brooke and Matt.  I sure hope we enjoyed it, because that was the last morning we overslept.  Feeling a tad guilty… Read more »

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Vacation: July 1-2

Scrambling for a new destination, I entered Dynamic Earth frazzled and confused.  Jeremy, the new manager, calmed my nerves and recommended a Colorado destination we had not yet considered.  Grasping for straws at this point, this recommendation became our springboard, and plans sprouted up around it.  Needless to say, Thursday was quite the stressful day,… Read more »

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You Say it’s Your Birthday…Venus turns 11

What a second, I am how old? You are Eleven, Venus, but still lookin’ good! Feelin’ good too, playing a little birthday ball! Happy Birthday to my best friend!  Mommy loves you so very much!