Colorodo and Utah, May 2014.

I just realized I never did a trip recap on here. It’s been a while, so my memory isn’t the freshest, but here’s a quick summary:

Hiking.
Ran into Tony Krupicka in the Boulder bookstore. Fangirled hard. 
Ran a little bit.
Hiked more.
Went to Boulder, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, Denver, and Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.
Drank good Colorado beers.
Bought some kyanite. Should have bought that tourmaline.
Had a minor enlightenment moment driving through Nebraska.
Drove 95 mph through Nebraska.
Drove 95 mph past a cop in Nebraska.
Cop did not care.
Hit a huge downpour/windy/hailstorm two hours outside of Boulder. Got new windshield wipers. Watched a tumbleweed blow past at about 50 mph over three inches of hail on the road.
Ate delicious vegan things.
Hung out friends. Made new ones. Made a new enemy.
Saw cool geology flying back. Or wait, that was from California. I went to California in May too.
Drove through two blizzards. Wipers stopped working in the first one; stopped to find out fluid was leaking. On the way back through the mountains (headed back to Boulder), they magically started working again.

Now here are some pictures.


My good friend Tony and me. HE HAS HIS ARM AROUND ME GUYS


Outside the Springs.


Outside Boulder somewhere up a very very steep road.


Arches.


Moab. Negro Bill Canyon trail.


Arches.


Canyonlands.

So there ya go. I took fewer pictures than usual because I was busy Doing Things and Being In The Moment, but that’s something.

Happy summering,
bec

PS. Look at the geology!


Sierra Nevadas, flying east.

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