Monday, October 12, 2015

Obligatory Post About All.Those.Fall.Colors

A couple weekends ago, Dan and I attended a wedding at Mount Princeton Resort near Buena Vista, CO. The wedding was on a Sunday, and we arrived early Saturday to maximize our lounging and fall color seeing. 

After checking into the (gorgeous) hotel, we heading into Buena Vista for lunch. After some delish wood fired pizza we drove up Cottonwood Pass. Cottonwood is a high mountain pass mostly surrounded by forest. The San Isabel National Forest to the east and the Gunnison National Forest to the West. 

The Continental Divide is the saddle point of Cottonwood Pass. That's as far as we went. (We toyed with the idea to keep going into Aspen to see Maroon Bells- but left that for another trip.) 

The drive to the Continental Divide was absolutely gorgeous. In the past I've either been out of country or apathetic to changing trees in fall. And this drive made me realize what a dummy I've been. 

We stopped a few times on the way up for pictures and to take the top off the jeep. Once we reached the Divide, we jumped out for a few more pictures. 

The rest of the trip was filled with wedding dancing and drinking, steakhouse eating and hot springs lounging. Mini vacays are #thebest.

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