We find we really like this long valley bounded by two very different mountain ranges. We'd definitely stay here again, perhaps just a bit North or South so we'd have a different base to branch out from (though we have enjoyed staying at Mt Princeton RV Park...review will be posted tomorrow).
Here's a last few bits and pieces from our forays into the surrounding area...
|Great venue for an outdoor concert...the Arkansas River is just out of sight below the band.|
It's called The Beach, in Buena Vista's South Main neighborhood.
The band was Potcheen, a fun Celtic Rock band...and it poured on us during the show!
|Agnes Vaille Falls|
|On a day trip to St Elmo we enjoyed walking around a well preserved ghost town.|
|Seemed like an odd place to dump a couple of neat old stoves.|
A short but steep hike near town got us to Harvard Lakes:
|Upper Harvard Lake|
|Lower Harvard Lake|
|Love the detail on these old buildings.|
|The river was crazy busy with a steady flow of rafts, kayaks, stand up paddlers, tubers, |
people floating in life vests, swimmers, jumpers and dogs all in the water!
|Check out the feet sticking up from the inner tube as the water wins!|
Tomorrow night we'll be settled on the Western edge of Rocky Mountain National Park for two whole weeks.