Tag Archives: Basalt

Living with wildlife

It is the time of the year when the bears really need to eat a lot of calories in preparation for winter hibernation. Last night my dog alerted us to the presence of a bear nearby… this morning I saw … Continue reading

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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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Music in the Park

Basalt is positively vibrant this summer thanks to the work of the Basalt Chamber. The music in the Park lineup is in full swing and just moved from the Triangle Park part of the season to the Lions Park in … Continue reading

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Outdoor Movies in Basalt

What a great new community event! The Basalt Chamber has lined up summer movies in the Park every second Saturday. This Saturday kicked off the series with the Princess Bride. Lots of people enjoyed the movie and the community gathering … 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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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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A Sand Mandala and the Crystal Mill

Every couple of years there is a cool private festival called Marblestock held near the charming town of Marble which is about a 45 minute drive from Carbondale or about an hour from Basalt. Marble is known for the beautiful … Continue reading

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Thomas Lakes 2015

Due to a really wet May I was hoping to find my favourite wildflower (pink long stemmed avens) in full bloom en route to the Lakes. Interestingly they were in a very early stage and not very pretty but it … Continue reading

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San Juan River Trip

Friends of mine have talked about the San Juan for ages. This year we all applied for permits and no-one got one! But on a cancellation my friend got one so we were very excited to go. He cautioned that … Continue reading

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