Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Gotta Love Colorado

Dustin and Jen invited us to go camping this last weekend, but it was raining Friday night, so instead we watched the Olympic opening ceremonies in Granby.

The next morning we woke up early and hit the chilly waters of Lake Granby and got some good wakeboarding and wakeskating in.

We hurried home to get ready for a 4 mile hike up North Supply trail to a swimming hole. The picture here shows Alicia and I at the spot where the trail meets the river about 1 mile in, and that's where Dustin, Jen and I left the rest of the group to hike the remaining 3 miles to the swimming hole.

The trail is a gorgeous hike that starts of easy and flat and starts to rise above the river until you get here (pic on right) where the trail cuts into the rock face making it look like a breaking wave.

It's just a little bit further up the trail until you get to the top of some beautiful cascading waterfalls (below).

Finally, after 4 miles of hiking, you get to a beautiful swimming hole where the water is crystal clear coming from a waterfall at one end of the swimming hole and making the water about 10 feet deep. About 18-20 ft. above the water is a great place to jump off and the bottom is covered in small pebbles like thick sand to make for a nice landing. On the left is Dustin doing a Ganer.

Unfortunately, I forgot to put the memory card back in my camera before the hike, so this is the best picture i got! While we were jumping, a family of hikers came by and decided it looked like a nice cooloff after a long hike, but by the time they got in the water it had started to rain!

The only down side is that the water is probably a chilly 55-60 degree water which would be nice on a hot day, but like I said, it started raining as we got out of the water and rained the whole 4 miles back to the car. Luckily we were already wet and cold so it couldn't get any worse! We jogged the 4 miles back to the car to "warm up."

And to think....I did all that wearing my crocs! Talk about great all-terrain shoes!

1 comment:

  1. That was so fun! You forgot to mention that you did the whole hike with your all terrain crocs!