Images from a weekend trip to Vail and a visit to the Echo
Lake area of Mount Evans...
In August we spent a three day weekend in the spectacular
Vail area. Vail in the Summer is paradise on Earth, a highly
reccomended get away filled with awesome scenery, hiking, biking,
shopping and dining. Aside from Vail itself, we also visited
Beaver Creek, Piney Lake and a brief stop at Copper Mountain.
Beaver Creek Village
Vail's Rubber Duck Race
Spectacular Game Creek Bow Panoramic
Game Creek Bowl
Biking in Vail
Ethan on Extension
Playing in Gore Creek
Ethan and Gore Creek
Piney Lake and Gore Range
Sheila Takes in the View
Brothers on the Trail
Beautiful Piney Lake Day
Ethan and Gore Range
Brendan - Piney Lake
Ethan - Piney Lake
Big Chairs - Copper Ski Area
Images from a hike in the Mount Evans area near Echo Lake.
Mount Evans is a 14,264 foot peak near Idaho Springs not too
far from I-70. It is one of the prominent peaks visible from
the Denver metro. The Mount Evans scenic byway reaches the summit
gaining 7000 feet of altitude in only 28 miles and is the highest
paved road in the United States. Due to time constraints we did
not get a chance to drive to the summit.... maybe next time.