Over the summer I was one of the lucky,
the few, the proud guests of Camp Kelly! (always written with an exclamation
point). Some of the highlights included a hike to Boreas Peak at 12, 800
ft, a bike ride to Frisco, a hike to the waterfall at McCullough gulch,
girls night out with lots of Jens and Kellys, and lots of WISST training.
Over the 1 week at Camp Kelly! I took about 200 photos, but I won't be
posting all of them here. How many pictures of Colorado wildflowers do
you want to look at, anyway? As I came directly from sea level, the move
up the elevation ladder was quite something, so I used the "I'm just
taking a few photos" excuse when I was really trying madly to catch
But Camp Kelly! was awesome. I hope
to be a return guest and I highly recommend it. Pictures here are divided
into 3 pages: Boreas Peak, McCullough Gulch, Frisco & town pictures.
Camp Director, Kelly Lang
Here's the beginning of the Blackpowder pass
trail. Its a hut you can stay in during the winter ski season.
Get out there!
Here's Kelly at the top of Boreas Pass 12,800
feet! What an animal!
Here's me on the trail, trying madly to catch
my breath. I mean, taking a photo break.
Looking back down the trail
on another one of my "photo breaks". Great views in
every direction. One of my favorite photos of the trip.
Here's a close-up of some of the wildflowers
along the trail.They were magical.
Boreas Drainage Ditch #2. Such a lovely place
with a terrible name
Wow! Look at all those flowers.
Three! Count 'em three colors of Indian Paintbrush
Color changes depending on which direction
you look. Amazing.
Hiking toward Blackpowder pass.
Kelly at the very windy pass.
This is a very strange flower that smelled
strongly of contraband. Any idea of what it is?
Blackpowder Pass. From here you could go to
Boreas Peak or some other one that I forgot the name of. We went
Here's me with Boreas Peak in the background.
On the drive down from the trail, a view of
one of the lakes along Blue River