These last two weeks in Breck zoomed by and we are now hundreds of miles away in the comfort of my parents’ house in Québec. I’ve been looking through all of our pictures and there are so many amazing ones (most of them from hikes and eating donuts, did we live it up or what?) The mountains around Breckenridge are just so beautiful, it’s hard to take a bad shot! Above are a couple from the first hike after we arrived, up to the first little bump of Baldy. The wildflowers this year are amazing (I’m guessing because of the massive snow they had over the winter) and eventhough we tried to adhere to the ‘take only pictures, leave only footprints’ way of hiking, it was sometimes too hard to resist picking a few.
Family shot at Wheeler lake. This was probably my favorite hike - the valley up to the lake is beautiful and then the lake itself is incredible, surrounded by 13,000 and 14,000 ft peaks and still draped in snow. The lake had a whole lot of ice floating in it, so we obviously had to go and stand on it! (And then the ice broke while I was trying to get down with Saskia and we got really wet and cold and it was a good lesson in not being a dumbass.)
Garneau was mostly a good sport about being in the ergo. This boy is such an adventurer, sometimes he just couldn’t take having to stick with his mama. Saskia was our trailblazer and completed most of the hikes on her own, with the occasional ride on Ryan’s back and shoulders.
Another day, another hike!
This time on the Northstar ridge, where there was still lots of snow and Saskia and I traversed a couple really big snow fields on the way down. She dug in her heels, like a pro.
Yellow flowers as far as the eye can see.
We had a picnic on a little shoulder in the scree instead of going for the summit with the rest of the group and the kids loved playing around with the rocks. It’s always refreshing to see how little kids need to be happy and play.
One last one because it is too good:
Until next time, Breckenridge! We absolutely can’t wait to be back in those mountains!
We spent the first week of our time in Colorado staying at our friend Lin’s house and exploring the city. Towards the end of our stay, we went on a great hike in town and the kids got to climb around those beautiful red rocks.
After about a week and a half in town, we then headed towards Breckenridge via the Tarryall valley.
A little stop at Valley of the Chickens, our old OWA stomping grounds.
Not appropriate footwear.
The Tarryall valley.
Onwards to Breckenridge!