Travels with Tucker

Travels with Tucker

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Dillon Reservoir, Summit County Colorado

We got to spend a long weekend with Jeff and Katie, who flew and drove in from San Francisco. We did some hiking and some brew-pub crawling and some Rummicube playing and kept them busy the whole time. The Dillon Lake area was a total surprise to me, exceeding expectations. It’s right on Interstate 70 and in the middle of five ski areas, so I figured it would be totally developed. It sort of is, but there is so much easily eccessible nature and the campground felt quite isolated, that we loved it...and enjoyed the civilize amenities too.

We hiked McCullough Gulch, Lily Pad Lake and Lower Boulder Lake. We explored Loveland Pass, one of the highest passes in the country. We drove down a wicked bad road to a little lake and completely lost the trail that was supposed to go around it, so we just hung out on the shore. We cooked Jeff and Katie our mega-nachos and watched the amazing clouds play with the amazing mountains. And we nervously prepared to hit the road toward what we knew was going to be a momentous week...stay tuned!

Mountain goats on the McCullough Gulch trail
Lake at the upper end of McCullough Gulch in the Tenmile Range

We got a bit turned around on this hike...but never lost!
Lily Pad Lake
Little Lily Pad Lake
Cataract Lake
Sunset light over our campground at Dillon Lake
On the trail to Lower Boulder Lake
Glimpses of the Gore Range on the way to Lower Boulder Lake
Lower Boulder Lake
Lower Boulder Lake

Little waterfall below Boulder Lake

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