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Poudre Canyon & The Mishawaka Inn June 13, 2017

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Nature, Travel & Leisure.

On Saturday, we drove through Poudre Canyon and stopped at the Mishawaka Inn for a “lite bite.”

The Mish, an inviting Inn and Concert Amphitheater, is located on the banks of the Poudre River.

The river offers ample whitewater rafting opportunities . . . something we took advantage of a few years back.

The sights and sounds from the back deck are spectacular.

A great spot from which to listen to the river sing.

Notice all the jackets . . . it’s cool in them there hills.

But the sun peeked out from time to time.

And there was a fire inside.

Surrounded by lots of interesting nooks & crannies.

I snapped a few last shots before we hopped back into the car.

With one more for good measure.

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Jill Weatherholt - June 13, 2017

Whitewater rafting is something I’m not brave enough to try. Beautiful place!

nrhatch - June 13, 2017

We loved whitewater rafting when we went (21 years ago) but we didn’t go when the river was running high.

Instead of braving Class 4 and 5 rapids, we enjoyed the less intense thrills offered by Class 2 and 3 rapids.

2. L. Marie - June 13, 2017

How lovely! Looks very inviting, as you mentioned.

nrhatch - June 13, 2017

Sitting above the singing river while sipping, noshing, and chatting was great.

3. frompillartoposts - June 13, 2017

What a lovely place. Nice pics too ๐Ÿ˜

nrhatch - June 13, 2017


My quick snapshots don’t capture the essence . . . especially since you can’t hear the river singing in the background.

4. Kate Crimmins - June 13, 2017

Looks so cool and inviting!

nrhatch - June 13, 2017

When we rode the rapids (back in 1996), we were there on a HOT day in July with warm sun and cool water. Perfect!

This trip, the layers I was wearing were ALL needed. ๐Ÿ˜€

5. Val Boyko - June 13, 2017

Being in the moutains must have been so refreshing Nancy! Thanks for sharing this beautiful place. ๐Ÿ’›

nrhatch - June 13, 2017

BFF and I may spend a chunk of the summer there next year ~ we’d like to rent a cabin right on a rushing river for a few weeks.

6. Tippy Gnu - June 13, 2017

Beautiful country.

nrhatch - June 13, 2017

Makes me want to “climb every mountain and ford every stream . . .”

7. Debra - June 14, 2017

So much fun! I see you do own a coat? LOL! I suppose you don’t get to wear it too often at home! You really did experience an entirely different climate zone. So lovely to see you enjoying your family, Nancy. I’m sure they were sorry to see you and BFF leave for home!

nrhatch - June 14, 2017

I did hang on to a few jackets and coats “just in case” . . . but they don’t get much use in Florida.

My sister (who lives in Orlando) is in Fort Collins this week ~ the weather is a bit warmer and sunnier than when we were there, but they’re still enjoying campfires in the evening.

8. Ally Bean - June 14, 2017

I don’t raft, but I wear cool weather jackets. And I’m good at sitting, so all-in-all I think I’d enjoy your adventure. Pretty pics.

nrhatch - June 14, 2017

You would have been a perfect addition to our deck session!

9. colonialist - June 14, 2017

What a tempting spot for rafting, indeed … or just looking at it and letting the imagination do the rafting!

nrhatch - June 14, 2017

We did see a few rafters that day . . . but we ran the river using our imagination!

colonialist - June 15, 2017

Of course, if one sees rafters while indoors, it means there isn’t a ceiling! ๐Ÿ™‚

nrhatch - June 15, 2017

Good point!

10. Tiny - June 16, 2017

That deck would have been my favorite place too! I can almost hear the river looking at your pictures.

nrhatch - June 17, 2017

I can sit for hours listening to a rushing stream . . . bliss!

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