Thursday, September 07, 2006

Labor Day Camping - September 1 to 4, 2006

We went for a great weekend of camping to the south-western part of Colorado. We spent Friday night near Ouray in the Uncompahgre National Forest. We just put the tent up at the Cutler Creek Trailhead and had the whole meadow for ourselves.

Picture 1: View on the drive up on the pretty rough Dexter Creek Road
(click to enlarge)

Picture 2: Another angle

Picture 3: Campsite at the Cutler Creek Trailhead

On Saturday morning we drove towards Telluride and found an awesome campsite near Woods Lake. All spots are nicely secluded and you really feel like you are almost alone up there in midst of the towering mountains.

Picture 4: Campsite at Woods Lake

Picture 5: Another shot from the tent

Picture 6: Woods Lake

Picture 7: Almost on top of the Elk Creek Trail

Picture 8: El Diente with Mount Wilson in the background

Picture 9: Mount Sneffels (another 14er)

On Monday we made our way back towards Denver and stopped at the Black Canyon Nationalpark near Montrose. After doing the rim road we drove down into the canyon for some fishing

Picture 10: Smokey wants to know where we are going
(heading towards Black Canyon NP)

Picture 11: Looking into the Canyon

Picture 12: Gunnison River inside the Canyon

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