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Memorial Weekend 2012 – The Colorado Tour

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Memorial Weekend 2012 – The Colorado Tour

Three-day holiday weekends seem to have all but disappeared since leaving my cubical monkey job 5 years ago. Yet somehow this past Memorial Day Weekend, I found myself with 3 days off and an itch to explore something new. A few of us finally decided to camp down Taylor Park Reservoir, just on the Western side of the Collegiate Range outside of Buena Vista. None of us had ever been there so we ended up just exploring the whole area.  We jeeped and hiked up to Taylor Lake, drove Taylor Canyon down to Gunnison on day two to check out and Hartman Rocks before eventually deciding to head to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.  And since I was the only one not going back to Breckenridge or Denver, on day three I rolled solo to Crested Butte, West over Kebler Pass, North over McLure Pass to Glenwood Springs, and finally back home to sleep.

Nearly 700 miles total and one of those roadtrips that’s a reminder of how diverse and amazing Colorado really is. 

Other than one night in Taylor Park, I did most of this tour outside any golden hours for photography. I’ve definitely scoped out the spots I need to get back to

The Colorado life…

The west side of Cottonwood Pass

Colorado Tour Cottonwood Pass

Taylor Lake

Colorado Tour Taylor Lake

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Colorado Tour Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Colorado Tour Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Taylor Park & Taylor Park Reservoir

Colorado Tour Taylor Park

Colorado Tour Taylor Park

Colorado Tour Taylor Park Pothole Reservoir

Paonia State Park & Ragged Mountain

Colorado Tour Paonia State Park

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