Day Twenty Three (CDR)… Trip Up Matchless Mountain Canceled :(… 08/27/15

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Folks, it rained all last night and into the morning… I was planning on hiking #MatchlessMountain but was told I would be crazy to go in this bad #weather… I almost went folks but decided to listen to the advice of the #locals…

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So I left my place to figure out what to do with my day off… This is the front porch of my cabin above the #TaylorParkGiftShop…

I ran into Michael who said he was going into town with two of the cooks, Dave and Jason… They asked me if I wanted to come and I couldn’t resist another day in the town of #Gunnison,CO… I have never been with the whole day to myself, so I figured it would be a fun experience…

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I started to regret this decision when the clouds started to lift above the #mountains… But I stomped down the regret with logic… Climbing up a wet mountain is just asking for trouble… Anyway, I already committed to going into town and I was looking forward to having some beers with my new friends…

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Here’s a nice picture of the #TaylorParkGiftShop… The family built most of these #cabins themselves… Well, with the help of friends of course… I want to build my own cabin! How gratifying it would be to live in something you designed and built yourself! I have a good feeling I am going to end up in my own cabin in the middle of nowhere someday anyway… and I look forward to that day…

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So, we headed out of #TaylorPark,CO and hit the road… It’s about an hour to an hour and a half drive and what a beautiful drive it is…

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We ended up at this #TireShop where Jason got four new tires put on… We went to eat at a restaurant while we waited… Can’t remember the name of the restaurant but they had a burger and beer deal for like 10 bucks… the burger was delicious!

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Even in #Gunnison you are surrounded by beautiful mountains… Everywhere you turn you are beaten down with beauty!

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After some good old grub and the car was fixed, we went and did a little shopping…

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I wish I could have gotten you better pictures but it’s hard traveling without #TheMillenniumFalcon’s amazing picturesque windows…You just can’t seem to get the right angles in a car….

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I got a little bored here and started using my #panorama option on the camera… With the car moving, the app would cut the pictures in half somehow… I thought they looked pretty neat… I was bored damn it!

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After a little shopping we went and played a few games of pool… Michael and I got our asses handed to us the first two games but we came back on the last one… Hell yeah!!!

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It was a fun packed day and night… We got back around midnight and hit the sac… I bought a nice big box of protein bars to prepare for the hike tomorrow… Little did I know I made a huge mistake on my purchase! Huge mistake!!!!

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