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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:

Colorado – Utah in a borrowed TJ 2010

Colorado – Utah in a borrowed TJ 2010

Riding high on our success of the 2009 Colorado trip, we were amped up to head out west again in 2010. But our plans were nearly ruined when I was unable to obtain a suitable 4×4 to take out west (the Cherokee market dried up, thanks Cash for Clunkers!). But all was not lost due to an offer from a very generous friend. We were able to make the trek out west in his essentially stock (save for 30” tires)…

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Our first west trip – Colorado 2009

Our first west trip – Colorado 2009

After several years of marriage, home ownership, and general financial stability, we were finally able to make our first trip out west. This trip started a long term trend of us making a yearly trek to some western state to see Gods beauty first hand. Now some folks seem to think that you need quite a bit of cash and a fancy vehicle to see all the beauty in the mountains. We were able to disprove that thought process as…

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