YertleLing To Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park — Day 3

Crested Butte
Crested Butte

Rose at 6:00 am. Had coffee, but skipped breakfast, fixed a skimpy picnic lunch and got on the road heading northeast to Crested Butte, a beautiful small ski town. Took two hours to get there. Spent most of our time there in the library trying to figure out how to download an important email that required feedback. The attached file was so large, our iPads and phones couldn’t handle it, so we had to email it to the library, download and print it. What a pain, but thanks to very cooperative library staff, we got er done.

Had a late lunch just on the outskirts of town, then took a short hike, before heading back. When we got back to the campsite, Mary took Chica for a walk while I set up the grill and fireplace. When they returned, we worked on a dinner of brisket sandwiches, corn on the cob and other side dishes.

True to our leisurely selves, we spent the rest of the evening laid back in recliners before a blazing campfire, drinking shots and conversing before crashing, again before 9:00.


3 thoughts on “YertleLing To Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park — Day 3

  1. Pamela McWherter July 2, 2016 / 3:23 pm

    Librarians should rule the world! Many have certainly made my life more meaningful along the way.


    • Mary Banken July 2, 2016 / 3:19 pm

      I agree! For at least some of them. I guess I have known a few whiners in the group…


  2. Mary Banken July 2, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    But also… Need to say that Crested Butte is a delightful little town. Since it really is a ski town, the downtown area is a stream of restaurants and bars… Always worth exploring! Numerous trails. For hiking and biking. There are Wildflowers and tame flowers everywhere you look! I had to check it out because each July they have a wildflower festival that includes a variety of classes and adventures that I just bet I would love… With a little advance planning I think a week or two in Crested Butte next summer would be just lovely!


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