Sunday, July 23, 2017

Uraling in Grand Lake, CO

This morning, after a leisurely breakfast and some electrical troubleshooting of Bob's pickup truck (brake lights weren't working), we all headed out North towards the town of Grand Lake.

The guys were going canoeing in the lake and I had plans to explore the area by Ural.

We got to Grand lake by Noon and soon the guys were off on their respective canoes:

 Bob and Steve

 Dale, Jim and Rick

 Grand Lake from West Portal Road

 Grandby Lake, near Stillwater, CO

 Granby Lake

Oh, and I found a good candidate for a future glamping event.  The Stillwater Recreation Area campground located next to Granby Lake.  Good cell signal, nice location, the only con I could see in the short recon of it was no trees for shade.

As previously arranged, we all met back up at 2PM and we found a local eatery for a late lunch:

me, Jim, Bob and Steve...Rick and Dale were
on the other end of the bar.

Proof that not all my pics involve motorcycles....
a display of flowers next to one of the shops along
main street.

We all headed home in our respective vehicles, Dale staying as the monkey on Scarlett.  There was a brief detour for the guys to hike the short trail to Adams Fall but I skipped it, waiting for them instead under the shade of a nearby tree in the West Portal area.

The ride home was uneventful and we relaxed the rest of the afternoon on the balcony of the rental home.

Sunset approached and I rode out on Scarlett in the hopes of finding a good spot.  Found an "OK" spot near Tabernash:

Near Tabernash, CO

After the above colors had come and gone, I tried heading west a bit to see if I could find a spot on the other side of the trees you see in the above picture.

I did find a nice spot if ever I'm in the area for a sunset shot at this time of year, it's located near the Fraser Valley Gravel company:

Headed home and finished off the evening listening to and telling stories from our past, everyone was tired and in a mellow mood.  We all, with the exception of Steve, go back to our respective homes in the morning.  This pleasant sojourn is near its end.


SonjaM said...

It looks like you had a great outing, Dom. Given that this was an all guys event, I am more than surprised to find you putting in some flowery content ;-)

Trobairitz said...

Those lakes look beautiful and refreshing. Pretty flowers too.

redlegsrides said...

It was a great outing SonjaM, the flowers are at Martha's request to change things up now and then....

Trobairitz, thanks.