I have the dreaded writer’s block sitting here in our cabin. Not so much due to a lack of things to write about, but due to a lack of words. This is my first time in the Rocky Mountains. The beauty, magnitude, and impressiveness of these mountains is so hard to capture in just a few words. I am also trying daily to capture it with my camera and am also finding that to be challenging. I think I’m managing it fairly well though!
We have been having adventures together almost every day, even if it is just us hopping in Jackson and going for a drive. Speaking of Jackson, my poor Jeep. He is doing great and taking whatever we throw at him like a champ but he is getting tested on this trip. We have taken him on multiple trails that had me holding on for dear life with my eyes close and have only gotten “stuck” once. I say “stuck” because he wasn’t really stuck but I made Tyler get out and look at the rock we were trying to go over before continuing.
Every adventure we go on, I try to take a picture of Jackson at the adventure. So when you see a picture of Jackson, it is the start of a new adventure pictures. Enjoy the pictures of our adventures, I’ll only chime in sometimes otherwise this posts will mostly be pictures!
Monday June 29th
These pictures are from Monday, our first adventure together out here. We went across the road to a trail and then parked Jackson to take some pictures. Grant loved the chance to run around free after being stuck in the car for two days.
Normally we do images in black and white but most of these flowers pictures just lose their beauty in black and white. I was surprised by how many wildflowers there are up here.
Tuesday June 30th
On Tuesday, we had two adventures! In the morning, Tyler and I took Jackson on some 4×4 trails and ended up at Ghost Lake. It was so worth it, even if we did get “stuck” leaving. Then we took Jackson on the Bachelor Tour Loop. Which is a 17 mile loop through the old mining areas. Tuesday afternoon we headed out with Tiny Terrorist.
Seeing all of the burnt trees and the destruction from the fire was eerie. It was very quiet, nothing in sight, and all around uncomfortable.
Till I saw these daisies. Daisies are my favorite flower. It was a good reminder for me that sometimes destruction and “fires” are a part of life and needed to start over. Beautiful things can come from things that we thought destroyed us, when really they were making way for something new and better.
On our way down the mountain we stopped at Love Lake. Grant really loves when we are able to put his bell on him and then let him run free.
Friday July 3rd
Friday it started to rain. We decided to take Grant to the Underground Mining Museum. I didn’t get any pictures inside the museum because it was too dark but I did get some pictures of this chipmunks that hang outside of the museum because they feed them. You can tell which ones have been there longer than others.
After the museum we went to North Clear Creek Falls. This was another beautiful site to see and I tired to capture it but did not do as well as I wanted too.
Sorry for the image overload. Like I said though, it is a lot easier to try to show you guys the beauty that is the Rocky Mountains rather than describe it. We are here for another week so expect much more to come. We are going to try and not wait so many days before posting a post, that way they are not as long.
Be safe this holiday weekend!
-Caitlyn aka Pretty Lady