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Friday, September 2, 2011

A Change of Pace

Yesterday Mickey and I visited my old stomping ground, Golden Colorado.  Before the ranch days, David and I kept our horses in Golden.  It's one of my favorite towns.  Golden lies between North and South Table Mountains to the east, and Lookout Mountain to the west.

South Table Mountain

Clear Creek cuts through the north part of Golden.  It's a popular spot for kayaking, tubing, and wading.  It can be a treacherous river after a good rain.



I found a nice shallow wading spot, but Mickey wasn't interested in putting even a toe in.  I'm thinking my dog is pretty smart.  We wouldn't want him slip-sliding away.

12 comments:

Sharon said...

Beautiful picture!

The first video looked like an awful lot of work! The second one looks a tad dangerous!

Dom said...

Now that looks like fun!

Janet said...

I can see how the mountain got its name ! That water does look a tad fast to me-far too easy to lose your footing and get carried off -then I`m not very brave or a very strong swimmer either !

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Wow...what a way to relax !....great scenery..glad you had an exciting.....Jayne

Flartus said...

That kayak is even shorter than the ones Miss Chef used in her classes! Very impressive. I watched the kids go down, but I didn't see them come back up--no wonder Mickey wasn't interested, lol!

Dreaming said...

Our son goes to Mines. I fell in love with Golden when we brought him out for a pre-college decision making trip. Our son loves hiking up the table rocks - and wants me to go with him sometime to watch the sun rise.

Texan said...

Pretty! I would love hiking around there, but the water. I am with Mickey I will stay on dry land.

Louise said...

That's one tiny kayak! The second video looks like fun, in a dangerous kind of way.

Jim said...

Breath taking! What a beautiful area. You know who would just love that creek?! Sophie and Ron and me! Fun!

Once Upon an Equine said...

What a beautiful area. I've only been there a couple of times. (Last time was to try out a horse for sale...but it took off with me on a mountain road, so I didn't buy it and I haven't been back). That poor Kayaker...looks like, 4 strokes forward, 15 strokes back. Must be great upper body exercise. I've not tried it. I'm chicken. But wading sounds lovely. Was the water chilly?

sophie...^5 said...

Would love this place...so would Sophie!

in2paints said...

It's definitely beautiful there!!