Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My return from the mountains...

I've been sitting in a campground near Silverton, CO for a few days reading a book about indigo (Indigo: in search of the color that seduced the world by Catherine E McKinley--I recommend it!).  How I came to be car camping near Silverton instead of walking the Colorado Trail south of Silverton is a long story.  If you're interested you can read about it in my trail journal HERE.  The short version is that I hiked 100 miles of the 300 I had planned to hike along the Colorado Trail this summer and a knee injury took me off the trail.  I am home again after some beautiful days with my family in a fantastic campground outside Silverton.  We saw two moose, a plethora of mines, did some four wheeling thanks to my sister and brother-in-law, and sat in the rain reading about indigo.

I am lucky to be able to walk 100 miles.  I am disappointed that I couldn't do the whole hike, but know that with a little rehab I will be out there again very soon.

I am ready to finish a tapestry and look to new horizons.  Colorado is unbelieveably beautiful and I enjoyed my three weeks at high altitude immensely.

Mine near Silverton
We saw two moose!  What is the plural of moose?
Between Searle and Kokimo passes on the Colorado Trail

At the top of the Ten Mile Range between Breckenridge and Copper mountain--first day out

Twin Lakes at sunrise from a lakeside camp


  1. trish at tangled threadsAugust 30, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    Surely, Rebecca, you knew that the plural of moose is meese!
    Glad you're safe. Bummer about the knee.

  2. Sorry about the knee. I'm sure it's very frustrating and painful. But you got some great pictures! Love the clouds above the mountains and the lake reflection. What is the flower--asking from a drought-stricken area.

  3. SO glad to know the plural of moose. I have consensus from multiple sources that it is indeed, MEESE. ;)

    Sherri, the flower is the columbine. It is the state flower of Colorado and grows way up high--perhaps why I like it so much... it usually takes a fair amount of work to get somewhere where you can see them.

  4. Well, that explains why I'm not familiar with it! Not only is it high, but also cooler.


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