[POW: Ski culture vernacular for powder snow. This isn't about gun control.] It SHOULD have been a powder day. Snowfalls have been better recently: There was a brief but fierce blizzard in Summit County yesterday (Mon. 4Mar2013) with 2 major pile-ups on I-70 just a couple of miles from here, one with 25 cars and … Continue reading FRESH POW, Powder Skiing, Copper Mountain Colorado, 05Mar2013
Hiked mid-day today, 2 Oct. 2012. The fun never stops. Enjoying that autumn weather while it lasts. It won't be long. This trail is above Silverthorne in the north part of the county, east of Highway 9 affording incredible views to the west. [Click to enlarge each picture individually. (Zooming while enlarged can be interesting.) … Continue reading Views from Angler Mt. Trail, Summit County Colorado
It has been a drop-dead gorgeous, bee-yoo-ti-ful, autumn this year. Summit County includes the towns or resorts of Silverthorne, Dillon, Keystone, Frisco, Breckenridge, and Copper Mountain. There's a lot of hiking, biking, boating, et al in the summer. Winter there is skiing at Breck, Keystone, Copper, A-Basin, Loveland to the east, and Vail/Beaver Creek to … Continue reading Autumn 2012 in Summit County, Colorado
FINALLY. I've lived in Colorado for the better part of the last 40 years, my lady for over 17 years. Until last Sunday, 23 Sep. 2012, neither of us had been on the Trail Ridge Road between Estes Park and Grand Lake, CO. This is perhaps akin to living in central Paris and never having … Continue reading Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Street maintenance, that is. We’re getting major road repairs in my neighborhood and it’s a welcome site. (Pun.) Road maintenance is something I’ve always favored be done by government, though I can see the merits of having some private highways (usually tolled). My street historians tell me it’s the first time in the 17-year … Continue reading Takin’ It To The STREETS!