Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Mountain Style Summer

Crested Butte, Colorado is a beautiful small mountain town in Western Colorado.  It is a ski town in the winter known for it's extreme skiing, friendly locals and colorful costumed events.  In the summertime it is known as the Wildflower Capital of Colorado and a festive place to enjoy the cool mountain fresh air while hiking, biking, camping or fishing close to home in just about every direction. 

Long summer days are filled with many activities including art walks and art  shows, free outdoor concerts in the park downtown and on the ski mountain, theatre plays, organic markets, and bike races such as the chainless, 24 hour townie, and Ride the Rockies. There are also many great festivals to participate in including the upcoming 25th annual Wildflower Festival July 11-17th that makes this town unique. In this post I've included a few pics from our 4th of July Parade which is always festive, entertaining and fun for all ages.

Relax and Enjoy the Mountain View,

On our way to the campsite

J.C. Leacock Photography Gallery

Available at J.C. Leacock Photo Gallery in Crested Butte

One of the many beautiful flower baskets on Elk Ave

Available at J.C. Leacock Photo Gallery in Crested Butte

Cowgirl Style Bracelets ~ Nancy Yuskaitis Jewelry

Local Bench Art

Cowgirl Style Jewelry ~ Nancy Yuskaitis Jewelry

Local Natural Food Market

Campsite Campfire 

Serious Stargazing at the campsite

Favorite Coffee- Chai Spot downtown Crested Butte
CB Parade 4th of July 2011
Dancin' in the street on Elk Ave

CB Parade ~ 4th of July 2011

Rocky Mountain Biological Lab ~ CB 4th of July Parade

Elk Ave Crested Butte ~ 4th of July

Downtown Crested Butte 4th of July 2011

4th of July Parade ~ Crested Butte King & Queen Has-Been's Float
Alpenglow Stage ~ Free outdoor summer concert venue
Oh Be Joyful

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