This Colorado trip was amazing. Keltin and I saw some beautiful sights and made some wonderful memories. Note: On the posts below with a * are places where I have talked about various restaurants. If a post has a + we either specially stayed there and I spoke about it or you can camp there.
Bear was actually supposed to be with us on part of this trip. However, he and the dog of the family members we were staying with did not get along. Both dogs are healthy, no damage done but Bear did end up spending the trip in Kansas with Keltin’s parents being spoiled. He loved it.
We waved good-bye to Aspen and headed back southeast towards Salida. To get there we had to head over Independence Pass. The pass is as 12,095 feet in altitude. Independence pass has a safety rule of no vehicles over 35 feet in length. After having driven this pass, I understand. There are places where the
Since our time slot at the Maroon Bells was so late in the evening, we decided to stay in Aspen for the night and explore the town a bit the next day. Lodging: Tyrolean Lodge We stayed at the Tyrolean Lodge in Aspen. I mentioned this in the author interview and Jill was tickled that
Title: Those Were the Days: Memories of an Aspen Hippie ChickAuthor: Jill Sheeley Publication Date: 2019Publishing House: Courtney Press While in Aspen, Keltin and I stumbled across a wonderful local bookstore, Explorer Booksellers, and I immediately went to their small regional literature section. I quickly fell in love with this memoir and read the first chapter
If you watched my author interview earlier this week with Aspen author, Jill Sheeley, you probably heard us talking about the Maroon Bells. She mentioned that these are probably some of the most visited and photographed mountains in the state of Colorado. The Maroon Bells are 14ers and according to the information from the shores
While in Aspen I found a wonderful book titled Those Were the Days: Memories of an Aspen Hippie Chick. On a whim I reached out to the author, Jill Sheeley, and she was more than happy to do an author interview. I absolutely loved doing this interview, Jill was a delight to talk to. Her
After hiking the north rim at Black Canyon of the Gunnison, we headed farther north towards Aspen but on the way there we stopped at a place I had come across by accident: Big B’s Fruit Company in Hotchkiss, CO. I was looking for potential camp grounds near Aspen and found Big B’s. I swear
After getting up early and watching the sunrise on the south rim of the Black Canyon we packed up and headed the two hours to the north rim. This route took us through Montrose before heading north then back east. The last 6 or 7 miles of the road are gravel. There are several overlooks
From the Cottonwood Pass we made our was to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park along US-50. We drove some beautiful and empty parts of Colorado. There isn’t much around Black Canyon and we had reservation to camp there. On day one of our visit to the Black Canyon we stayed on the