Monday, June 29, 2009

My World Tuesday: WIlson Meadows

Yesterday we had a family hike to the Wilson Meadows. The trail begins at the summit of Lizard Head Pass, just up highway 145 from Telluride. My husband accidentally took the second photo when he was taking some photos of me, but I liked how unusual it turned out! Only a few wildflowers have bloomed so far, but I'm sure they will be spectacular sometime next month. Wilson Meadows is at about 11,000 feet in elevation with an excellent view of Lizard Head Peak.

I also wanted to share a link to a photo on a blog that I follow belonging to the Mountain Photographer who lives in Ouray, Colorado. He recently took a photo of Telluride from an airplane. To see exactly what our box canyon is like, you can view the photo HERE.

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High Country

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Telluride Chicago-Style

The Diggity Dogs stand is a local's favorite stop for a Chicago-style hot dog. I like to eat the Frito pie at their Mountain Village location for lunch when we're skiing.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Connect Four Anyone?

There was a HUGE Connect Four game at the Bluegrass Festival. My youngest daughter had to have help to reach!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

SkyWatch Friday: High in our Mountains

Earlier this week we spent some serious time in our Jeep on several trails which included Corkscrew Gulch, Hurricane Pass, California Pass/Gulch and Placer Gulch. We had a great time despite the rainy weather. The highest elevation we reached was on California Pass at 12,930 feet above sea level.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Jugglers' Grove

Jammin Jim at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Family Tent.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Pirates of Bluegrass

Like I've said before, any excuse to dress up in Telluride is a good enough reason to!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

My World Tuesday: Bluegrass Fest For Kids

Most of my time spent at the Bluegrass Festival was doing activities with my kids. These are the flags that are carried in the children's parade.
This photo looks kind of chaotic, but it's actually us parading through the bluegrass crowd.

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Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Our town of 2,000 was a wee bit more crowded over the weekend for our biggest festival of all. Telluride makes a lot of changes to accommodate everyone during this four day event.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Free Bluegrass

This weekend is our biggest festival of the year, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. There are bluegrass performances being held in Elks Park for free, while the main events are going on in Town Park. Today will be my only day to attend the festival with many more photos! Our town of 2,000 can swell to around 20,000 during this festival.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

SkyWatch Friday: Lizard Head Peak

Lizard Head Peak, viewed from highway 145, is a volcanic plug with an elevation of 13,113 feet above sea level. It is also known as one of Colorado's most difficult climbs.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Historically Significant

The vault from Butch Cassidy's first bank robbery is located in the Sunglass HQ shop.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


These are just a few of the costumes I saw during the Wild West Fest, very appropriate for that time period.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My World Tuesday: Festival After Festival

The summer festivals are upon us!! The Telluride Heritage Festival day during the Wild West Fest had fun activities for kids such as make your own tipi and tug-of-war.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Stagecoaches aren't something we see everyday in the streets of Telluride! My daughter and I even had a ride in one during the Telluride Heritage Festival.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Butch Cassidy Reenactment

Yesterday at high noon a Butch Cassidy bank robbery reenactment was held in front of Appaloosa Trading Company, the original site of the San Miguel Valley Bank. Butch's first bank robbery was in Telluride on June 24, 1889. The reenactment took place as part of the Telluride Heritage Festival, which teamed up Saturday with the Wild West Fest.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

I caught some interesting sky photos during the Balloon Festival last weekend. This first one was during the "fire show" the hot air balloon pilots put on since it was too windy to inflate for the night glow.

This was taken early Sunday morning when the wind wasn't good for launching the balloons, but the pilots still inflated the balloons for us!
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Thursday, June 11, 2009


My favorite balloon in the festival over the weekend was from Gallup, New Mexico.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Great Performances

Here are a few of the cloes-ups I took at the Telluride Jazz Festival over the weekend.

Christian Scott.

Lizz Wright.

Jimmy Herring and Greg Osby.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Telluride Balloon Festival

The Balloon Festival also occurred over the weekend in conjunction with the Jazz Festival. The wind did not cooperate for launching again this year, but there is no room for error in our box canyon! We did enjoy seeing the balloons inflate early Sunday morning.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

On the Street

The Telluride Jazz Festival was this weekend, kicking off the first of the summer music festivals. Jazz could be enjoyed in Town Park, as well as all over town and in Mountain Village. Pictured above is Felix y los Gatos.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


A few of the 4-wheeling trails are open and ready for these Pinzgauers. They look like so much fun, but we've never taken one of their tours since we have two Jeeps of our own that can go anywhere around here.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Telluride Valley Floor Rules

With the $50 million dollar purchase of a 572 acre plot of land, there has to be some rules. No matter which side people took in the battle over the Valley Floor, I think everyone can agree it is an amazing story of conservation. If you are interested in learning more about the Valley Floor, here is an interesting Valley Floor Timeline.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

SkyWatch Friday: This Week's Cloudy Skies

Our monsoon season generally starts sometime in July, although it seems to have started really early this year! It has been raining almost daily. I've been caught out in the rain more than once this week.

These dark clouds chased me home while walking on the river trail the other day. The clouds won.
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The Himalayas

I had lunch at Telluride's newest restaurant this week, Himalayas. The chicken tikka masala and steamed dumplings were wonderful!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

River Gauge

Solar powered river gauge along the San Miguel River.

Monday, June 1, 2009

My World Tuesday: Hiking Bear Creek Falls

I have posted photos of Bear Creek Falls before, but since I don't get tired of looking at it, I'm hoping no one else does either!! These were taken yesterday.

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