Saturday, July 07, 2007

Hello Breckenridge, CO ... elevation 9600'

We've moved to Breckenridge, the Clear Creek area of Colorado, and have spent our time visiting the surrounding areas of Georgetown, Silver Plume, Dillon, Copper Mountain, Black Hawk, Central City, and all points in between. We've been up in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, visited a working cattle ranch, checked out the headquarters of the Colorado River, and seen the Gore Canyon (from above and within) where the Colorado rushes through with Class V whitewater rapids.

Much of this area was discovered and explored by Jim Bridger, the famous Mountain Man who was born in 1804 in Virginia.

From 11,000 feet ... high above Breckenridge.

Mountain stream from melting snowpack beneath the chair lift.

We took the chair lift to the top of the mountain where we hiked a nature trail in the almost-Alpine atmosphere. Breath-taking views (as well as thin high altitude air)!

Photos by SWAC Girl

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