Chelsea and Kids Visit Colorado

A Morning in the Mosquito Range
July 15, 2014 - Chelsea and her kids, Faith and Lukas, are vacationing in Colorado. The original plan was to hike Mount Sherman starting around 6:15 a.m., with 12-month-old, 20-pound Lukas on Mom's back and Faith (age 8) daring to believe she could gain the summit.

When a furious rainstorm with thunder and lightning pounded the mountains at 3:15 a.m. -- Chelsea and kids camping at Turquoise Lake and me startled in my bed in Buena Vista -- we agreed to postpone our climb. Instead we made a leisure visit to the Mount Sherman Trailhead at a more decent hour, wandering at the end of Four Mile Road which is on the Fairplay / Park County side. We hope to do a 14er another time. On this page are some photos and videos from our visit.

Snow in July
It felt like all hope was gone, but then we found this large patch of snow!

Colorado Mountains
Faith hikes up the Mount Sherman trail/road with grand mountain scenery behind.

Photos and videos by Steve Garufi in Buena Vista, Colorado. Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest - YouTube

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Purple Flowers

Photos

The wildflowers above timberline are near their peak. This purple flower was so pretty.
Snow in July

Snow in July

Two more shots of this wonderful patch of snow.

Snow in July! :)

Colorado Rocky Mountains There's so much to explore in this area besides Mount Sherman: Horseshoe Mountain, White Ridge, Mount Sheridan, the Leavick town site and more.

Videos

Snow in July for Chelsea, Faith and Lukas.

Abandoned mine in the mountains.

A snowball in July.

Zebra hat.

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