Hiking Mueller State Park – 2013

Lisa and I planned to host some friends at home this weekend from Kansas. But, they cancelled late Friday, so today we decided to go for a hike, for fun but also check out a trail which may be good for snowshoeing.

Views at Mueller State Park

Views at Mueller State Park

 

 

 

 

 

We headed out to Mueller State Park south of Divide, Colorado and decided to hike the Black Bear Trail (13 on the map) and hike out to the   Continue reading

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Paddle Dillon Reservoir – 2013

Got a late start on a beautiful day, but we did get into Dillon Reservoir before noon. It was hot in the Springs at 90 degrees, but a pleasant mid-seventies in the mountains, especially after the clouds rolled in.

Paddling Friends at Dillon

Paddling Friends at Dillon

 

We put in at the Blue River inlet to the lake which is between Breckenridge and Frisco on State Highway 9. Lisa and I decided to take the tandem kayak, a Chesapeake Light Craft, Mill Creek 16.5 which I built 5 or so years ago, so we could also take another couple and their canoe in our Chevy Avalanche. The lake is host to the highest elevation yacht club in the country , though we were   Continue reading

Cheyenne Mountain State Park – 2013

State Park Entrance

State Park Entrance

I’ve lived in Colorado Springs for over 20 years and in 2006 there was a new state park created on the south side of town, right across from the Gate 1 entrance for Fort Carson. However, I’d never been there. I’ve driven past the Colorado State Highway  115 entrance may times on my way to other destinations, but today my wife and I decided to go   Continue reading