Wednesday, July 2, 2008
A Night Under A BILLION Stars - on Top of Grand Mesa, CO
High Altitude Camping - 11,000 feet up on the top of Grand Mesa we found this little mountain lake -- teaming with trout, beaver and, um -- black bears. It seems that with the onset of a late season snow - the bears were a little slow waking up so just as we arrived, they decided to begin their spring forage -- and well, needless to say -- we didn't sleep much that night. Which turned out just as well -- because we woke up about 2:00 in the morning to the most amazing display of stars and galaxies I have ever seen. There is no sky like a Colorado "night sky."