Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lost Creek Wilderness

We went camping last weekend at Lost Creek Wilderness. Summer is finally here, so Blue House Photography has been trying to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather as much as possible. Only as soon as we got to our campsite, it started to rain. Then it started to hail (for about an hour and half...) It finally stopped, but soon started to rain and hail again. When it did finally stop for good, the sun came out, we got to see a beautiful double rainbow and some really great light for photos. So, I guess it was worth it!
Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mt. Silverheels Hike

I climbed Mt. Silverheels last Saturday with a group of seven other women. It was a great time (and fun to do a trip without the guys.) Mt. Silverheels was named for a dance hall girl who was the only woman that stayed in town and took care of sick miners during a small pox epidemic. So, it only seemed appropriate that this was a girls only day.
The elevation of Silverheels is 13,822' and is a 9 mile round trip hike. We saw no other hikers all day, which is always a nice surprise when hiking along the Front Range. Hiking a 13-er (13,000 feet) doesn't have the "prestige" of hiking the nearby 14-ers, which probably explains the lack of other hikers.
All in all, a great day!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Backpacking West Elk Wilderness

We at Blue House Photography took a couple weeks off from blogging but not to worry we are back. Over Memorial Day Weekend Delia, myself, and several of our friends took off to the West Elk Wilderness near Crested Butte and Gunnison (not near anything, actually) for some backpacking. It was a pretty remote trail and we didn’t see anyone one else- of course that was kinda the point. It was good to get out of the city for a little bit and it was a great trip. Hope you enjoy the photos!