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Colorado 2017 in the Mighty Merc – Wednesday

Colorado 2017 in the Mighty Merc – Wednesday

Wednesday morning we work up to do our usual morning routine of grabbing sunrise photos. I kept the kids occupied while the wife grabbed some photos: I’d say she made the most of the sunrise time that day! Once the sun was up, we bombed over the hill to Idaho Springs to see the waterwheel at the rest stop. I’m still kind of amazed the poor Merc didn’t scatter itself across the interstate when working its way up to the…

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Colorado 2017 in the Mighty Merc – Tuesday

Colorado 2017 in the Mighty Merc – Tuesday

We were so beat from our hiking adventure the day before (not to mention the sore backs and blisters on the feet) that it seemed prudent to do a bit more mechanical exploring rather than loading the kids up on our backs again. So we slept in and headed off towards Webster Pass: It still strikes us as funny to come across these signs out in the middle of nowhere: But they were actively working out there. I’m sure it…

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Colorado 2017 in the Mighty Merc – Monday

Colorado 2017 in the Mighty Merc – Monday

After being cooped up in the truck for some time at this point, we figured that a break in the schedule was needed. We had planned on today being a hiking day with covering a bit of the Blue Lakes Trail, and the McCullough Gulch trail: But before we even got to the trail head, we had to stop at the Dillon Reservoir again for some sunrise photos: After seeing another beautiful sunrise, we set our sets on the Blue…

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Colorado 2017 in the Mighty Merc – Sunday

Colorado 2017 in the Mighty Merc – Sunday

Sunday morning we started our usual vacation routine of waking up early to catch the sunrise. With the time zone change, the kids were up and running well before daylight so they were happy little troopers willing to help Mom out where they could: And I couldn’t pass up this perfect photo op: She is pretty good at catching good photos: From there we ran down to Tiger Road: To the trail head of the North Fork Swan River trail,…

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Colorado 2017 in the Mighty Merc

Colorado 2017 in the Mighty Merc

It has been a long while since we had made any treks out west. Roughly 4.5 years, but that’s what happens when you throw kids into the mix. Part of the whole reason for building The Mighty Merc was to make family trips out west more comfortable. I can safely say that it was a comfortable trip, but there are still improvements to be made to enhance the comfort and turn this into a better adventure rig. Life has been…

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Colorado and Utah 2012 – In a 2 Door XJ -Monday

Colorado and Utah 2012 – In a 2 Door XJ -Monday

Another hot day out here, which found us putting another 154 miles on the ole XJ today. So far the silly thing is ticking happily along, but the lack of A/C in the thing makes for some warm times while riding around (I swear that we’ve managed to melt our shoes a little bit from the heat coming off the floor!). I’ve put over another 200 photos in that top link from today’s adventures. Daily Travel: