Lisa and Hans of Metamorphosis Road arrived in Lovely Ouray for a couple of weeks of hiking and biking and Brew Pubing. They even brought along their RV entourage of Jen and Deas, and Merianna and Brian; you meet the nicest people in RVs, and sometimes you just want to take them with you.
Between our work schedules and their social calendar, It's been hard to get together. But yesterday, while Bobbie was in Montrose crossing errands off the list, I took Lisa and Hans on a one of our more colorful hikes (in the absence of wild flower blooms, still a couple of weeks away), to Vernon Mine at the base of Red Mountain, via Gray Copper Gulch. It's a heel blistering, toe jamming, lung burning trail, but our new RV friends are avid hikers, in good shape, and took it in stride. I always forget how steep that trail is till the descent :((.
If you will pardon the obligatory "up nose" shot, I'll get on with introductions. Hans has moved around a lot in his lifetime. Looks like that's not going to change for a while now that they live in a Montana Fiver. They sold out of San Diego, where Lisa, a life long resident and active explorer, was into "reruns" of old stomping ground and in desperate needed new material. Now, the good ole' USA is their oyster, and that should keep them busy for several years.
It was a great day, and the rain held off till we got back to the truck. Next up, Ice Lake...the bluest pond on God's green earth :)).