After our rest day, we set out for a full day of Silverton's best mountain passes. First we drove the length of the road we were camped on to try and find another suitable, more remote spot.
While be-bopping around I spotted a large brown rock....that moved. Lo and behold, a BEAR!
I turned around to get back in the Jeep and was greeted with this face...
We headed through Silverton to County Road 2 where we started our off road journey for today.
Back on the trail, onward towards our next stop. A small cabin and a nice waterfall.
This one we could hike to. Mike and Pete stayed up with the dogs, but Mandy and I explored the falls.
The weather was forcing us to pick up the pace as well.
But a quick potty break was in order.
It was getting late. It was growing greyer and cooler.
The day was long, exhausting, but full of great mountain passes, waterfalls and play breaks. I'm not sure Pete and Mandy were prepared for how we vacation. Mike needs a full day. After the 10 hour day today, tomorrow will be slower paced, peppered with relaxing.
Man, I love Colorado.