Monday, August 24, 2015

Summer in Vail Colorado

Hiking with our guide Peter from Walking Mountains
Hiking with our guide Peter from Walking Mountains Hiking the White River National Forest with Walking Mountains
Hiking the White River National Forest with Walking Mountains Hiking the White River National Forest with Walking Mountains
Hiking the White River National Forest with Walking Mountains Hiking the White River National Forest with Walking Mountains
Hiking the White River National Forest with Walking Mountains Our Guide Peter tells us about the different kinds of mushrooms
Our Guide Peter tells us about the different kinds of mushrooms Hiking the White River National Forest with Walking Mountains
Hiking the White River National Forest with Walking Mountains Hiking the White River National Forest with Walking Mountains
Hiking the White River National Forest with Walking Mountains Beautiful Flowers are everywhere
Beautiful Flowers are everywhere Hiking the White River National Forest with Walking Mountains
Hiking the White River National Forest with Walking Mountains Hiking the White River National Forest with Walking Mountains
Hiking the White River National Forest with Walking Mountains Hiking the White River National Forest with Walking Mountains
Hiking the White River National Forest with Walking Mountains Learned about the many different kinds of trees
Learned about the many different kinds of trees Vail Lionshead
Vail Lionshead Vail Lionshead
Vail Lionshead A perfect place for a picnic
A perfect place for a picnic Detailed statues are everywhere in Vail
Detailed statues are everywhere in Vail The river sounds as good as it looks
The river sounds as good as it looks Lionshead is home to the Eagle Bahn Gondola
Lionshead is home to the Eagle Bahn Gondola Gondola Selfie
Gondola Selfie Great views of Lionshead
Great views of Lionshead VailSummer-5.jpg
Lots of fun Adventures on the Mountain
Lots of fun Adventures on the Mountain More Adventures coming in 2016
More Adventures coming in 2016 The end of the four-line, 1,200-foot zipline
The end of the four-line, 1,200-foot zipline Great views from the chairlift
Great views from the chairlift Take a mountain bike down the mountain
Take a mountain bike down the mountain Tons of trails for hiking and biking
Tons of trails for hiking and biking more amazing views
more amazing views the four-line, 1,200-foot zipline
the four-line, 1,200-foot zipline Look down to spot some wildlife (we saw deer and a beaver)
Look down to spot some wildlife (we saw deer and a beaver) High Ropes Challenge Courses
High Ropes Challenge Courses Vail Mountain’s High Ropes Challenge Courses
Vail Mountain’s High Ropes Challenge Courses Kids Challenge Course
Kids Challenge Course the ride up for Summer Tubing
the ride up for Summer Tubing Looking down on the Summer tubing tracks
Looking down on the Summer tubing tracks

All slide-show photos were taken with my GalaxyS6 with Gorilla Glass 4

Growing up in Colorado I never appreciated the beauty, so I try to come back to visit anytime I can. So it was easy to say 'YES' when I was invited to come see what #VailSummer was all about. We stayed at the historic Lodge at Vail which made it easy to get around both Vail and Lionshead.

LET THE ADVENTURES BEGIN!

After a scenic ride up the Eagle Bahn Gondola to Adventure Ridge, you start seeing all the fun things to do:

REBOUND TRAMPOLINE
Catch some air at 10,000 feet with a waist harness attached to bungee cords.
CLIMBING WALL
Put a harness on and scramble up a climbing wall located at 11,000 feet.
AERIAL ROPES COURSE
Choose your own adventure with one of Vail Mountain’s High Ropes Challenge Courses. It’s a fun and challenging activity for the whole family.
ZIPLINE
The four-line, 1,200-foot zipline tour is a new and unique way to see the mountain from an entirely different point of view.
SUMMER TUBING 
A new take on the mountain tubing adventure, summer tubing provides guests the
opportunity to feel the thrill of the mountain just like winter tubing on snow.

Coming in 2016- Epic Discovery

Designed to connect both kids and adults with the national forests in an active, fun and engaging way. Vail Resorts will work with The Nature Conservancy to bring scientific content to the eco-discovery experiences and will be contributing one percent of all summer lift ticket and activity revenue toward forest restoration projects.

The primary elements of Vail’s Epic Discovery plans include:

Micro-Interpretive Centers for Education: Integrated with trails and activities around the mountain, these interpretive experiential centers will provide guests with hands-on information and activities about forest health, wildlife and the mountain geography of the White River National Forest.

Game Creek and Front Side Zip Line Tours: The ultimate outdoor experiences, these guided tours will immerse guests in the forest habitat with an array of zip lines and aerial bridges. Guests will learn about the mountain ecosystem while working their way through each course’s challenges.

More Hiking and Mountain Biking Trails: Comprehensive interpretive and directional signage will be integrated to encourage more hiking and mountain biking across Vail Mountain and descending into the villages below.

Family Forest Adventure Park: A playground of rope challenges and bridges to introduce young children to the wonders of the forest.

Forest Flyer™: An alpine coaster that runs on raised rails, the Forest Flyer™ winds its way down the mountain, following the natural contours of the landscape through the forest.

Wildwood Observation Deck: A panoramic viewing balcony nestled within awe-inspiring scenery of alpine forests, meadows of wildflowers and wildlife.

Vail is so beautiful in the winter and summer but with all these new activities, I hope to bring my daughter back next summer for an amazing adventure!

Vail is located (in Colorado USA) 100 miles (160 km) west of Denver, 140 miles (230 km) east of Grand Junction and is easily accessible via the Eagle County Regional Airport, located 35 miles (56 km) to the west – all along the Interstate 70 corridor. 


by via travel blog - earthXplorer adventure travel photography

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Market in Cairo Egypt


by via travel blog - earthXplorer adventure travel photography

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Cheetah Hunting in South Africa

Cheetah Hunting in South Africa

Cheetah Hunting in South Africa

Unlike other big cats, Cheetahs cannot climb trees and have poor night vision.


by via travel blog - earthXplorer adventure travel photography

Monday, August 17, 2015

Island of Capri in Italy - Panorama


by via travel blog - earthXplorer adventure travel photography

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Golden Statue - Chiang Mai Thailand


by via travel blog - earthXplorer adventure travel photography

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Elephant Enjoying Breakfast in South Africa

These hungry animals don't sleep much, they travel over great distances looking for the large quantities of food that they require to sustain their massive bodies


by via travel blog - earthXplorer adventure travel photography

Friday, August 14, 2015

Herd of Impalas in South Africa

The name ‘Impala’ come from the Zulu language meaning ‘gazelle’

The name ‘Impala’ come from the Zulu language meaning ‘gazelle’

Male impalas attract females or warn off other males by repeatedly sticking out their tongues in a display known as “tongue flashing.”


by JD Andrews via travel blog - earthXplorer adventure travel photography

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Cheetah Showing Some Teeth in South Africa

The cheetah is the world's fastest land mammal and can go from 0 to 60 in three seconds

The cheetah is the world's fastest land mammal and can go from 0 to 60 in three seconds


by JD Andrews via travel blog - earthXplorer adventure travel photography

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Elephant Love in South Africa

African elephants are the largest land animals on Earth

African elephants are the largest land animals on Earth


by JD Andrews via travel blog - earthXplorer adventure travel photography

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Beautiful Keukenhof Gardens - Netherlands

Known as the Garden of Europe - One of the world's largest flower gardens


by JD Andrews via travel blog - earthXplorer adventure travel photography

Monday, August 10, 2015

Looking up at the Colosseum in Rome Italy


by JD Andrews via travel blog - earthXplorer adventure travel photography

Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Island of Capri in Italy

Capri, an island in Italy’s Gulf of Naples

Capri, an island in Italy’s Gulf of Naples


by JD Andrews via travel blog - earthXplorer adventure travel photography

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Sun Shining in Florence Italy


by JD Andrews via travel blog - earthXplorer adventure travel photography

The Colosseum in Rome Italy - Panorama

Built of concrete and stone. The largest amphitheater ever built and considered one of the greatest works of architecture and engineering

Built of concrete and stone. The largest amphitheater ever built and considered one of the greatest works of architecture and engineering


by JD Andrews via travel blog - earthXplorer adventure travel photography

Clock Tower in Saint Tropez France

the French Riviera

the French Riviera


by JD Andrews via travel blog - earthXplorer adventure travel photography