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First snow in Basalt

Although there has been snow in Aspen we just received our first snowfall of the season in Basalt! It was so beautiful watching the lovely big fluffy snowflakes drifting down against the golden fall leaves to the green grass. I  … Continue reading

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July 4th in Aspen

July 4th is always so much fun in Aspen. We volunteered to help with the annual Aspen Valley Ski Club barbeque fundraiser in Koch Park – what a great view of Aspen Mountain!

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Traveling….

One of the best things about living in Aspen is that we have a great little airport. Although small it is our gateway to the wider world. I have been neglecting this blog as since winter I have been traveling! … Continue reading

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West Snowmass Creek Trail

FINALLY I started my long-standing quest to hike West Snowmass Creek Trail. This trail links Snowmass Lake trail and Capitol Lake trail, so I see the trail signs every time I hike those trails and have long wanted to do … Continue reading

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Crested Butte 2015

The rain all May had me thinking that this would be the best wildflower year EVER! So I really wanted to do the Crested Butte hike around the beginning of August but couldn’t make it until yesterday…… turned out to … Continue reading

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Eagle – Thomasville road

Past Thomasville, which is at the far end of Ruedi Reservoir, about 25 pretty miles from Basalt, there is a sign that says the road goes to Eagle. Once, from Eagle, I went to Sylvan Lake and all my instincts … Continue reading

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Blue Mesa and Kebler-Ohio Passes

Blue Mesa is a large reservoir past Gunnison on the way to Montrose. I hadn’t really thought of it as a water-skiing alternative to our local Ruedi (30 minutes from Basalt) or the staple Lake Powell (5 hours from Basalt) … Continue reading

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The Grottos by Aspen

The Grottos are right on Highway 82 as you go over Independence Pass. You can park at the day use area where there are some picnic tables (and restrooms) then walk around over the usual rock formations which look sort … Continue reading

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Capitol Lake and Capitol Pass

Last year when I hiked past Capitol Lake to Capitol Pass I made a promise to myself to do it again this year. So today was the day! The weather was perfect and I made it to the trailhead by … Continue reading

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Theatre in the open at Aspen

One of the many things I love about living here is the odd and quirky events that happen from time to time. A local writer wrote a play about Greek tragedies and made it really funny. It was performed free … Continue reading

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