From New Mexico we travelled up a pretty mountain drive to Carbondale, Colorado. During each of our three full days in Colorado we did pretty intense but gorgeous hikes up to mountain lakes. The dogs handled it like champs and they adored the lake and stream swims along each hike. I’ll go ahead and pat Jason and myself on the back for a pretty good job as well, although we both might admit that starting a mountain hike at 9500 feet and going up from there is not as easy as it used to be! Jason and I both agree that the town itself with the adjacent mountains and surroundings of Aspen, Colorado might be one of our favorites anywhere.