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Telluride Balloon Festival 2018

June 2, 2018 | By Teddy Errico

The Telluride Balloon Festival is here!  Early this morning I decided to take a hike up the Telluride Trail of the Telluride Ski Resort.  Why not gain a perspective of being above the Balloons?   I even took Ellie the Silver Lab along for the  hike and ride.

Telluride Balloon Festival

In 23 years I have never done this.  The winds were not great for balloon rides, but a handful got going.  A few paragliders joined in too.  One poor Balloon got stuck in the trees above Lift 8.   But it was neat to see it all as the sun  rose over the Box Canyon.  And get some exercise too!