Colorado Part Deux! Hiking with Steve & Debbie in Dillon

While in Ft. Collins we got a message from Debbie and Steve McCormick that they were in Southern CO and how great it would be if we could connect for a weekend.  Well, we made it happen.  We went to the Peak One Campground on Dillon Reservoir for three days, and had a great time hiking and kayaking and eating and drinking.  We had two great dinners at our rigs while  catching up on how our lives fulltiming are going and our families.  It’s such a thrill when this connection happens with our 2014 Dreamer class.  I love it.  It’s so important to keep in touch no matter how far away because opportunities like this will crop up.  I have to say, I am lax in this department.  I love seeing and reading about all our friends but my follow up skills are deplorable in this department.  I promise to be more dilligent.  So…if  you’re in Florida for the winter…reach out!

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Our rig and Steve and Debbie’s 5ver at Peak One campground. I think we are at just over 9,000 feet here.
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View from our living room.
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We were camped in Peak One in the White River National Forest.
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Eileen and Max made a new friend-Hurley!
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Overlooking the Marina.

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                      Hurley and Max got along great! Actually they just ignored each other.               

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I think we were headed to around 11,000 feet. 

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Half way up the trail – a wedding complete with bagpipes!

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White River National Forest was devastated by the Spruce Beetle.
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Rocky Mountain Oysters, oh yum! They were on the menu we HAD to try them.

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  Three of us had the best drink, and Steve had a flight of beer.

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Oh, Oh, and more beer!  This bar in Breckinridge was dogfriendly.  So much so that most of the dogs were off leash…except Max, he was in my lap.  Great place.  As you can see food was limited but you can buy a bag of popcorn and microwave it.

 

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And, again…as you can see, Hurley is having a great time looking for fish and trying to wave to Max.  See below!  Max is over it.

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Max is wearing his personal floatation device, aka lifejacket (PFD.)

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While paddling there was an air show going on in the mountains in front of us.

Doesn’t get any better than this.  I’m finding myself saying this a lot.

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Big Steve and Debbie leading the way. 
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Stopped for lunch and a Geocache. 
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Then a 20 mile paddle back to civilization…against the wind …uphill…both ways…and a nap or was it more beer flights?!

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Colorado Part Deux! Hiking with Steve & Debbie in Dillon

    1. Ha ha, I think we all talked ourselves into the “Mountain Oysters”! Didn’t have much taste as I recall. Maybe we will stop by and get a Christmas tree from you.

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