Saturday, June 7, 2014

June 7, 2014 - Silver Falls near Pagosa Springs CO

Today we decided to start our day with a rafting adventure. We took the short one since we had not been rafting and wanted to use this as our introduction into rafting to see whether or not we would like it. Besides,the water here is still very cold since it is still the run off from the melting snow in the mountains.  The water here makes the 80 degree water in the swimming pool at home seem like a hot tub!  Anyway, we had a blast and did not get very wet because we took the back row of seats in the raft.  There were 7 of us in the raft and the two in front were soaked by the time we arrived at our destination an hour later.  We will definitely do another rafting trip and, depending on the temp of the water, know where the best seats are if we want to stay fairly dry.

Later this afternoon we decided to take a small road trip to Silver Falls, which is about 20 or so miles from where we are staying.  Once we got off the main road, the roads were quite rough with several areas that had road damage from the flooding that had occured from the run offs.  We had to put our Jeep in four wheel drive. It was a very interesting drive to the falls area and we ran across several people that were camping along the way.  Reminded me of when we used to camp in the boonies when the kids were little.  We made it to the falls area and took about a 1/3 mile hike up to the falls area. We did not make it to the top of the falls but did get pretty close.  Sometimes these trails can become quite challenging and be quite narrow with loose rock and an easy tumble into the water. We did get a few decent pics. 

 Hopefully this is not poison ivy, sumac, or oak!
 I was so excited to catch the bee in flight!

 These are wild iris. 

 Nestled in the middle of nowhere!  How peaceful with beautiful surroundings!
This little guy was so wonderful to pose for me.  : )

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