Today Wes and Bev invited us over for a BBQ dinner and an opportunity to repel down into the ravine behind their house which dropped us into Larimer Creek which we walked through for approximately one mile to reach Lowell Larimer Road where we then turned back, walked back to their house via the creek and then climbed back up the side of the ravine.
Dan and Leah participated in the repelling portion but chose to go back up to the house instead of going down the creek with Jason and me.
Here is the adventure…
Jason is tired of waiting for the adventure to begin.
The view of the ravine from Wes and Bev’s place.
The decent begins.
One of many adorable mushrooms and lichens we found along the way.
I was waiting for traffic below me to clear, so I reported back to the top and also took a photo.
Here are a bunch of cool things we saw on our journey.
Jason taking approximately 700 years to take a photo. Of course his pictures do turn out better than my “on the fly in a Lifeproof” photos.
Jason walking in water. This was how we did most of our 2 miles.
I couldn’t take any photos after this, because while Jason was trying to use the rope to get back up while bringing it up with him at the same time to prevent trying to pull it up from the top later, I had the arrow we found in the ravine jammed into my belt loops and was scrambling up the side of the ravine using some seriously sturdy ferns as my support system. In the end, we finished together side by side and gave each other high five!
It was quite the adventure, and we finished off the day with turkey burgers and music. Well sort of…