Saturday, September 08, 2012

Your heart is like a ghost town...

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It's been a while since I've blogged. School started and that's kept me busy. Mountain biking season wrapped up and for those of you following me on Instagram you might have picked up that I won the series in my category, earned a few medals, and really got to know every single inch of the mountain bike trail system whether I liked it (Serenity) or not (WTB). 

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Our favorite camping partners and their new puppy came with us to Ouray, Colorado last weekend for a little trip to celebrate the long weekend. We stopped the first night in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, looked around the second day and declined to go into the canyon once more and then drove on to Ouray, which is probably the most beautiful place in Colorado...and I do not make that statement lightly. The mountains there have an incredible amount of Iron in them and they are a gorgeous rose color. Finally, the forest is lush and green and filled with Blue Spruces and mosses and it just smells delicious. 

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The second and third nights we camped in a legit Ghost town. Irontown, an abandoned mining town, is part of the National Forest so you can simply camp anywhere in the town. At one point the town had 2,500 residents but now it's reduced to a few standing houses and a lot of collapsed outbuildings. 

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3 comments:

  1. it looks so gorgeous and serene. though i must admit, i'd be spooked to camp around an empty town. :)

    school started for me too and its definitely crazy. i end up taking a long nap as soon as i get home.

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  3. Love these photos
    Made me feel like I myself was there, around nature
    Sometimes I wish I was raised around nature because the city life can be very stressful and tiring. But outside the city you can really appreciate nature and the creations.

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    Thanks again for this awesome post

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