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Monday, June 27, 2011

We Almost Made It

We almost made it to the ghost town of Independence but were stopped by snow drifts about 2 miles short of our goal!  But what a glorious day we had getting there!  About 25 miles from our house sits the old ruins of the mining town of Independence.  The road getting there is one big rock/mud/water mess!  But our little jeep was a trooper today and just crawled up the mountain with ease.  For the first time since owning it we took the top down and what a gorgeous day we had!

IMG_7498Sighted these elk along the river on the way up.


IMG_7513 Of course Emmi got to go along.

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 IMG_7529 The highlight of the day, this youngster moose.IMG_7528

IMG_7549 See the snowballs both in the air at the same time—Gina got the bad end of that deal!

P6270017 Our lunch spot alongside the fast moving Boulder River.

P6270059 The nasty road, there is so much snow melt, water is running across and down the road much of the way.  There are huge mud puddles that make one a little nervous to cross.  P6270076 This is where we stopped, too much snow!

We had just a glorious day taking in all the scenery, enjoying the jeep, looking for wildlife.  Michael was an excellent chauffer all day.  The weather was perfect and so was the company, we couldn’t have asked for a better day!

We didn’t get home until after 7pm but were all starving.  We had started a batch of baby back ribs this morning so finished those up on the grill along with some rosemary/garlic roasted potatoes, baked beans and fruit.  Now we are definitely not hungry and are all headed for our pillows!


  1. a great 'jeeping' day!..sleep well!!!

  2. ha we had the same supper last night too. You guys look like you are having so much fun wish we were there. See you soon


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