Fall Color Explosion - Elk Mountains

Waited out the weekend crowd then headed to the hills to take in natures fall color display.  We explored Lincoln Creek near Independence Pass looking for a place to hangout for the evening before heading to the Maroon Bells the next morning.  We found a glorious little gem of an area, maybe my favorite Vanski site to date!  Came with its own 4x4 rock slab driveway, rendering it inaccessible to many vehicles.   It also came with its own narrow canyon with swimming holes and waterfalls!   

Our Backyard for a Night - Lincoln Creek, CO

Our Backyard for a Night - Lincoln Creek, CO

 
Sievers Mountain - Elk Mountains, CO 

Sievers Mountain - Elk Mountains, CO 

 
Summit Cairn 

Summit Cairn 

 
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Camp - Lincoln Creek

Camp - Lincoln Creek

This glorious spot we accessed via some rock slab 4-wheeling

 
Levitating Boulder

Levitating Boulder

 
Lights

Lights

 
Nature is Unreal - Elk Mountains, CO

Nature is Unreal - Elk Mountains, CO

 
Crater Lake Trail

Crater Lake Trail

 
Dinner Time

Dinner Time

 
An Old Stagecoach Stop in Route to Aspen

An Old Stagecoach Stop in Route to Aspen

 
Caffeine Syringe 

Caffeine Syringe 

 
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Yellow

Yellow

 
Maroon Bells - Maroon Lake, CO

Maroon Bells - Maroon Lake, CO

 
Happy Hikers

Happy Hikers

Glacier Caves, Wild Salmon Berries and Friends Getting Hitched - Oooohhh AK

Another amazing Alaska trip in the books.  Shanna and Forrest got hitched, we spent 4 glorious days  camping and sea kayaking around Blackstone Bay going from glacier to glacier, exploring ice caves and eating bucket fulls of salmon berries all while hanging with Chip, Gina, Lucia, Otono  and Johanna.  

Kenai Mountain Sunset - Kenai Lake, AK

Kenai Mountain Sunset - Kenai Lake, AK

 
The Receding Lawrence Glacier - Blackstone Bay

The Receding Lawrence Glacier - Blackstone Bay

 
Nap Time - Lucia and Liam - Blackstone Bay

Nap Time - Lucia and Liam - Blackstone Bay

 
Glacier Cave - Blackstone Bay, AK

Glacier Cave - Blackstone Bay, AK

 
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Buoys - Seward, AK

Buoys - Seward, AK

 
 
I Luv AK - Snow City Cafe - Anchorage, AK

I Luv AK - Snow City Cafe - Anchorage, AK

 
Lawrence Glacier - Blackstone Bay, AK

Lawrence Glacier - Blackstone Bay, AK

 
Virgin Creek - Girdwood, AK

Virgin Creek - Girdwood, AK

 
Boating in Style

Boating in Style

 
Wild Blueberries 

Wild Blueberries 

 
Glacier Cave Exploration - Lawrence Glacier

Glacier Cave Exploration - Lawrence Glacier

 
Fairy Stage

Fairy Stage

 
 
Dodge - Hope, AK

Dodge - Hope, AK

 
Bachelorette Party Outhouse - Hope, AK

Bachelorette Party Outhouse - Hope, AK

 
Glacier Cave - Blackstone Bay, AK

Glacier Cave - Blackstone Bay, AK

 
Espresso Buddy

Espresso Buddy

 
Virgin Creek Falls - Girdwood, AK

Virgin Creek Falls - Girdwood, AK

 
Groom - Forrest 

Groom - Forrest 

 
Bride & Father - Shanna, Don

Bride & Father - Shanna, Don

 
The Ring

The Ring

 
The Portage Glacier Highway Tunnel -  Whittier, AK

The Portage Glacier Highway Tunnel - Whittier, AK

 
Glacier Melt -Blackstone Bay

Glacier Melt -Blackstone Bay

 
Glacier Lake - Blackstone Bay, AK

Glacier Lake - Blackstone Bay, AK

 
Windchimes

Windchimes

 
My First Bachelorette Party - Hope AK

My First Bachelorette Party - Hope AK

 
Blackstone Bay, AK

Blackstone Bay, AK

 
Toothbrushes are Cool

Toothbrushes are Cool