Colorado Uerlings

Location: Gunnison, CO, United States

Monday, July 30, 2007

July 17, 2007

Boatin' down the Gunnison River.

Erica says ' I'd rather be doing Level 3 rapids in a raft.'

The wake may only register as Level 2 at best, but the scenery definitely registers as a 10!

Curecanti Needle is one of the most photographed land marks of the Gunnison River

Chopeta Falls!
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July 16, 2007

Sue' s Brother Mike is seriously into geo-caching. I think he found somewhere in the neighborhood of twelve to thirteen geo-caches while out here in Colorado visiting. He took us along to find one up Soap Creek, near Sapinero, CO.

This area was of particular interest because his father and grandfather, uncles and cousins
often used this fork of Blue Mesa to stage their Elk hunting excursions. The above picture depicts a rock formation where a suspected cache lies in wait. It made for a nice hike, but we were unsuccessful in finding the cache.

It was to be found in one of the many little caves that dotted the base of the rock formation.
But apparently, not this one!

OR ........
this one!

Bob gave serious thought to checking out one or two other caves too, but the distant sound of a lifeflight chopper brought him back to reality pretty quickly.
(Note: We did learn recently that the cache is still up there, albeit a little bit more concealed that originally thought.)
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July 15, Cont'd!

More pics of the majestic peaks.
(Oh yeah, the course, too!)
There are definitely places you'd like to go,
then there are the places where I usually go, in the 'fore' grounds.

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July 15, 2007

Family come to visit us in Colorado!

It's difficult enough to play my typical golf game on Colorado courses. Then they have to throw in the majestic beauty in the background and dare you to maintain your concentration.
They won!

You wouldn't know it from this picture, but we had to drive to the top of a plateau to find this course.

A fun course made even more fun by sharing it with family!

And the golf club has very cleverly trained some of the locals to follow folks around and make sure they are moving along at a proper pace. This little fella crossed our paths or fairways several times.

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Monday, July 02, 2007

June 30, 2007

Friends from Hastings came to visit!

We caught up with them in Denver and went to Cirque De Soliel-Corteo.
Here the kids get some water time in at the hotel pool.

Then they retreated back up into the mountains with us to Gunnison for a
couple of days.
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