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Red Mountain Pass Peaks

Friday – Sunday, July 10-12, 2015

June was a busy month for me that prevented me from spending much time outside and then I got sick over the long Independence Day weekend, so it’s been quite a while since I’ve been out hiking and camping and I really needed to get back into the mountains this weekend! Since I’m a little out of shape, I thought it would be a good idea to start out the season hiking a few easier peaks near Red Mountain Pass this weekend that I’ve thought about climbing for years. Diane and I left after work on Friday and drove through Ouray to one of our go-to campsites in Mineral Basin. We quickly setup camp at 11,600 feet elevation and were soon sleeping. I know that some people have trouble sleeping at higher elevations, but I almost always sleep well over 10,000 feet and this night was no exception.

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Illinois Storm

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Here’s a little something different from my usual adventures in Colorado and Utah. We spent last week visiting Diane’s family in Milwaukee and my family in Illinois and did a lot of interstate driving, so we weren’t able to get out hiking at all. I almost didn’t even bother to bring my camera with me on this trip, but I’m glad I did when a thunderstorm moved through the area near my sister’s house near Sandwich, Illinois shortly before sunset. Here are a few of the photos I took.

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