Colorado

After the remote back country of the Wind River Range, WY we moved on to the more populated state of Colorado.  While in Colorado we set up home base at our friend’s apartment in Boulder (thank you Charles and Brian for hosting!!!) and explored the plethora of surrounding canyons and wilderness areas.

The two weeks we spent in the state also turned into a reunion of friends from Boston, college, and youth.  Charles, Brooke, Jon, Tyler, Maryne, Emmett, Jared, Josh, KRo, and Nicole, it was so awesome to reconnect with all of you!

Eldorado Canyon.

Eldorado Canyon.

Charles gives a George a ride in Eldo.

Charles gives a George a ride in Eldo.

Lauren and Brooke linking up Werk Supp and March of Dimes in Eldorado Canyon.

Lauren and Brooke linking up Werk Supp (5.9) and March of Dimes (5.10) in Eldorado Canyon.

Brooke at the top of The Yellow Spur pitch #4.

Brooke at the top of The Yellow Spur pitch #4.

Pre 5.10 variation selfie. Happy to be reunited with one of my favorite Boston climber buddies. Photo Credit: Brooke Schuemann.

Pre 5.10 variation selfie. Happy to be reunited with one of my favorite Boston climber buddies.
Photo Credit: Brooke Schuemann.

The Yellow Spur 5.10 variation. Photo Credit: Brooke Schuemann.

The Yellow Spur 5.10 variation.
Photo Credit: Brooke Schuemann.

Brooke dancing her way up the last exposed ridge of The Yellow Spur.

Brooke dancing her way up the last exposed ridge of The Yellow Spur.

Climber approaching the 5.10 crux of the Yellow Spur.

Climber approaching the 5.10 crux of the Yellow Spur.

Rappelling in Eldo. Photo Credit: Brooke Schuemann.

Rappelling in Eldo.
Photo Credit: Brooke Schuemann.

Jon shows us how to Tyrolean Traverse, Boulder Canyon.

Jon shows us how to Tyrolean Traverse, Boulder Canyon.

Joanna leads Officer Friendly (5.11c) on The Wall of Justice, Clear Creek Canyon.

Joanna leads Officer Friendly (5.11c) on The Wall of Justice, Clear Creek Canyon.

Lumpy Ridge in the background with the hotel from the shining on the left.

Lumpy Ridge in the background with the hotel from the shining on the left.

The hike into Lumpy Ridge with views of Rocky Mountain National Park.

The hike into Lumpy Ridge with views of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Joanna going full squeeze on Kors Flake (5.7+).

Joanna going full squeeze on Kors Flake (5.7+).

George and Boris tailgating at Red Rock Amphitheater.

George and Boris tailgating at Red Rock Amphitheater.

My Morning Jacket in Red Rock Amphitheater with Jarred.

My Morning Jacket in Red Rock Amphitheater with Jared.

The Garden of the Gods.

The Garden of the Gods.

The classic Garden of the Gods tourists pose.

The classic Garden of the Gods tourists pose.

KRoe offers George some shelter from the rain.

KRoe offers George some shelter from the rain.

Scoping our route.

Scoping our route on Mt. Royal near Frisco, CO.

Steve following one of the upper pitches of Royal Flush (5.9).

Steve following one of the upper pitches of Royal Flush (5.9).

On the summit of Mt. Royal, overlooking to town of Frisco.

On the summit of Mt. Royal, overlooking the town of Frisco.

While in Colorado we had our first car difficulties of the trip.  We attributed it to Boris being unhappy with us for sleeping in an apartment instead of the truck.  Either way, he started kicking out black smoke and losing power going up hills, which can be a problem driving over the Rockies.  All signs pointed towards the turbo, luckily for us it turned out to be wiring issue, which we were able to fix.

Steve fixing our wiring issue in Frisco.

Steve fixing our wiring issue in Frisco, CO.

Now that the wires are connected, the turbo is ready to power Boris over the Rockies.

Now that the wires are connected, the turbo is ready to power Boris over the Rockies.

Alpine lake fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Alpine lake fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The fishermen hard at work in RMNP.

The fishermen hard at work in RMNP.

Steve caught a fishie!

Steve caught a fishie!

Josh with one of his many cutties of the day.

Josh with one of his many cutties of the day. Josh is currently a road tripping fisherman, follow his adventures at #7weeksadrift.

Relaxing in the hammock as the boy fish in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Relaxing in the hammock as the boys fish in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Fishing buddies

Fishing buddies

Steve and George check out the Voo.

Steve and George check out the Voo.  While technically in Wyoming, Vedauwoo is a weekend trip away from Boulder.

Eva approves of Boris and George.

Eva approves of Boris and George.

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