Sep 162013

I’ve been talking up my big trip to Colorado for three years, and now that it’s over I figure it’s worth a few pictures even though it was a bust. If you are thinking of going to Colorado, I recommend you NOT go during the rainiest week in the state’s history.  Right now there are over 1,200 people missing, so while the trip was a bust I am very glad we got out early before the rain got really bad. It was bad while we were there, which is why we left early, but our area had some of the lighter rainfalls.  The Denver Post has an article about the hard hit areas, and it’s bad. Really bad.

Even though the trip was a bust, I did get to see some amazing scenery, and this is a brief visual tour of the three basins were were in. The first set are from the first basin we were in, between Arapahoe Ridge and Sheep Mountain in the North Park area.

This picture of Sheep Mountain was taken from our campsite. The mountain is two miles away.

This is Arapahoe Ridge, the high ridge at the end of our first basin.


This pond was on the ridge to the next basin. The mountain is the side of Arapahoe Ridge opposite Sheep Mountain.

When I turned my back to the pond, this is what I saw: the North Park basin and the mountains on the far side. The slope right in front of me was thirty degrees down.

This is our third basin, looking across the valley at a cave. I was sitting on a forty degree slope.

This is the top of our third and final basin. I took this picture at about two o’clock pm. About ten minutes after this, the hail started. The rain did not end until we left Denver the following morning.

Now I know what you’re thinking: “Where are the elk???”  Well, you see as many elk in these pictures as I saw on the trip: zero . Like I said, the trip was a bust. And while there were a few minor injuries, I’m really glad none of us got badly busted up like so many people in Colorado. That place is a mess, and I ask you to join me in praying for the people there. I’ll recover from my disappointment, but their recovery will be much tougher.


  1. Scott Seeke says:

    Here's some more about my Colorado trip.