bec’s goes to telluride!

Joining us once again, is my good friend Rebecca to tell us about her glorious trip to Telluride. This post is long overdue, but almost perfect timing as you can now see pics from her trip over on her and her hubby’s amazing photography blog See Don’t Look – and now for her Telluride travel essentials:
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So long, hot and humid Tennessee. Hellooooooo, crisp and clear Colorado!

Photo by Jeff Newman*
Jeff and I are packing our bags for our first summer vacation as husband and wife, and we couldn’t be more excited!!! In less than a week, we will be Telluride-bound for six days of adventure and relaxation. Have any of you been? I’ve been fortunate enough to visit Telluride twice but this will be J’s first trip.

Nestled at the base of the San Juan Mountains, Telluride is surrounded on three sides by 14,000-foot peaks (and is home to the greatest concentration of “fourteeners” in North America). Needless to say, the hiking is hard. The only way to go is up! Moreover, the town of Telluride sits at 8,750 feet above sea level so altitude sickness is an unfortunate reality for many visitors. That said, we’ll be taking it easy the first couple of days – drinking lots of water, capturing the rugged mountain plateaus and summer wildflowers with our cameras, perusing the independent art galleries, and soaking up the small-town mountain lifestyle that makes Telluride so unique. Once “acclimated,” Jeff has promised me some breathtaking hikes – literally. Thank goodness we’ll have lovely accommodations to return to after a long day on the trails!

Here are my Telluride Travel essentials:

Nikon D800 D-SLR
Because Jeff won’t go anywhere without it!




Water Bottle
For water…and lots of it.

Sunscreen
I like this one…it contains antioxidants and Vitamin E and doesn’t leave a chalky/shiny finish.

 
Hiking Boots
No, they aren’t the cutest shoes you’ll ever buy, but mid-height hiking boots are mandatory for rocky, uneven terrain. 

*editor’s note: I swear these are the same ones I bought for Maine last year.
So comfy and stylin’ 😉
Hiking Clothes
Lululemon makes my favorite technical athletic apparel. This top is moisture wicking and seamless (no chafing!) and the jacket is lightweight and can be easily packed in your day pack. Layering is a must in mountain climates. 



Maxi Dress
This one is casual and summery but still appropriate for Telluride’s gourmet eateries and old-time bars.

 

Lip Balm
Bobbi is a part-time resident, so many of her products are Telluride-inspired. This balm has SPF (super important for high altitudes) and olive oil and gives your lips a beautiful, natural look.


Trail Mix
As far as I’m concerned, hikes REQUIRE trail snacks. Empty tummies do not equal happy campers.



Thanks for letting us post, B! xx
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AMAZING.

Thanks for sharing.
Much love to the Newmans ❤


*Becs tell Jeff if he wants to hunt me down for copyright that he knows where to find me…I suggest we hash this issue out over at ABC Kitchen. Thoughts?
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