Black Canyon Motel
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We left Grand Junction this morning at 8:45 and 72 degrees and headed south to Montrose, CO. From there we took the road into Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. It was about a two hour drive and took us through many small and towns along the way. Some were quite run down and the properties around the homes that we saw were cluttered and unattended to. And I joked that they were in need of an HOA. (My friends in Florida ...
... the grade but it was definitely not a gentle
slope. We arrived at the campground around 2:30, set up camp and then relaxed for the evening; we are so far out of town that there is no TV cable service, only what you get from the roof antenna,
which is nothing tonight as the wind is blowing in the wrong direction. The weather today started off partly cloudy,
but it turned into a beautiful sunny day with temps. In the low 80’s.
... left so my time is getting more valuable, much like things are at the end of our life days too. I want to camp and do some high altitude hiking today. I will head towrds Salida now down hwy 50 then north to Buena Vista. It looks like there some good trails there, hopefully i an early enough to find a place to set up my tent. I will look for places along the way too, i want to avoid the rush like last ...
... of the pool to sit on. They also had a hot tub at 105 degrees.
We all had a blast there whether we were relaxing in the warmer pool, going down the slides, or doing the wipeout zone. Bruce and Caleb had numerous side by side challenges on the wipeout zone and I will say Caleb ended up winning a majority of the races! We brought a picnic dinner we enjoyed at ...
... Lake. From there it was only another quarter mile and 200 feet up to Upper Blue Lake at 11,720 feet and the most spectacular views of all with fourteener Mount Sneffels and 13,800 to 13,900 foot tall Gilpin and Dallas Peaks in three directions, truly one of the most spectacularly scenic spots I’ve been in Colorado that’s not the top of a mountain.
The round trip length of the trail was about 9 miles with ...