Colorado Uerlings

Location: Gunnison, CO, United States

Sunday, October 29, 2006

October 29, 2006

H A P P Y H A L L O W E E N !

The bewitching hours are almost upon us!

We hope everyone has a safe, fun and
'Wicked' Halloween!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

October 22, 2006

Extreme Sledding at Mt. Crested Butte!*
*(DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME, or Heartwell Park either! These folks have no clue what their doing. It is called Extreme Sledding for a reason. We had to go to extremes to find a patch of snow to do sled on.)

Here is Sue, the Queen of Extreme, preparing for her first boogieboard run of the day. Definitely setting the bar high for the rest of the competition.

Here is the Princess of Excess, Erica, looking to dislodge the Queen from her throne. She shows that she can boogie down the slopes with the best of them.

And then there comes Cool Shavins' Colin, the Court Jester. He doesn't care how high the bar is set. He's willing to cut his own
path in this highly competitive sport and doesn't care where he places as long as the bar is open when he finally hits bottom

The first snows of the season have hit the area, it's just a matter of time before the sledders will be forced to give up their turf to snowboarders and skiers.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

October 15, 2006

Our latest excursion took us up Taylor Canyon north of Gunnison. With the seasons starting to change the Aspens have lost most of their leaves and we are seeing more and more snow on the higher peaks. A-BASIN opened for skiing this week with a 20" snow base. Rumor has it that we can expect warmer temps and above average moisture this winter. (Oh Goody, 120" of snow but only -20F degrees.)

Taylor Reservoir is up over 9300 feet in the Rockies and the Taylor River feeds down into the Gunnison River. The area is a popular destination for elk hunters and salmon and trout fishers. You can see the Continental Divide in the background.

We saw a few of the area inhabitants making their way south to lower climates. We've been looking for and finally saw some Big Horn Sheep. We also saw deer, elk, a Bald Eagle and a chipmunk.

(It's a small world story: While viewing the Big Horn Sheep, another couple traveling through stopped to watch also. She had lived in Grand Island, NE. Just 30 miles from our old home in Hastings, NE)

We have spotted several deer in the area. This fine fellow was in someones yard just outside of town, near the river. Looked to be a six pointer (But I'm no expert!)

Dad has been forwarned, Erica wants to go fishing sometime. Grandpa Bob, needs to be forwarned, Erica has been practicing her big game hunting on a local arcade game. She wants to go hunting with Grandpa. I would highly recommend staying behind her. She's pretty fast on the draw and usually hits something. (But let's just say the elk weren't exactly running scared.) But be sure to bring plenty of ammo.

Erica is definitely WonderWoman. Here she is 'wander'-ing on the rocks in the river. We were just wondering what she was thinking. (I think she bent the tree down in the background,too!)