Stop #3 – Montrose, CO

GMS Volleyball Camp in Montrose, CO

Forgive me for not posting in a while. Life has been kind of crazy on this end but all is well and we get to continue looking back on our summer travels now.. yay for summer!

So here we are in Montrose, Colorado where we had a fabulous time and spent all of our time exploring beautiful canyons and mountainsides when we weren’t in the gym. Speaking about being in the gym, these kids competed harder than any kids that we had seen up to this point. Their coaches love the GMS system and have worked hard to implement it… and I must say that they have done quite the job. We loved every minute we got to spend with them.

Upon finishing each day our fabulous hosts took us to a variety of unbelievable places including Black Canyon, which is a mini Grand Canyon and absolutely breathtaking. I found that the canyon walls are composed of volcanic schist, predominantly black in color, and as the gorge reaches depths of over 2,000 feet while often being only 1,500 feet across, sunlight illuminates the walls only briefly, hence the name ‘Black Canyon’.

Wednesday we headed to Ouray which was my personal favorite of our little trips. My favorite author, Ayn Rand, spent time here in this small mountain town and ended up basing her famous Galt’s Gulch from Atlas Shrugged on it. So you can imagine my excitement as we arrived… not to mention it was absolutely beautiful!!

It was hard to say goodbye to these fabulous people here in Montrose. We had a great time and look forward to seeing them next summer.

Black Canyon

Black Canyon’s Painted Wall


enjoying the gym

the crew

the final scores for the JV team at the end of the week

One comment on “Stop #3 – Montrose, CO

  1. Shane Forrest says:

    >That's my team! We had a great time with Lauren, Taylor, and Tyler. And Lauren captured some great shots.
    In 2006, our team went 4-15. We had GMS for the firt time summer of '07 and the next three seasons we compiled a record of 60-24 with two 2nd place league finishes and one league championship, a district championship in 3 appearances, a regional championship in 3 apperances, and 2 trips to the state tournament. Thanks to GMS and to the GMS clinicians for you have done for our program! It's no coincidence that the turn around in our program came after our implementation of the GMS system.

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