Tag Archives: Carbondale

Carbondale Mountain Fair

Arguably the defining event of the summer; this year did not disappoint with amazing vendors and incredible music. Here are two photos of the Saturday night fire dancers.

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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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Avalanche Creek on my Birthday :)

Avalanche Creek is such a lovely hike when there is still snow at higher elevations. My daughter volunteered to hike a ways with me on my birthday – so pretty and peaceful, This trail is only about 10 miles up … Continue reading

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Basalt to Gunnison via Crested Butte

We had to go to Gunnison in preparation for an upcoming rafting trip to collect a trip member’s equipment. Road trip – yay! As we drove from Carbondale towards Redstone Mt Sopris looked so stunning with snow capped peaks against … Continue reading

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Sunsets in Basalt

One of my favourite things about living in Basalt is the incredible sunsets. Last night was so stunning that I just had to take photos to post! Basalt is in the upper half of the Roaring Fork Valley; about 20 … Continue reading

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The light and the red river

Coming back from Carbondale tonight on the back road after enjoying First Friday the light was so amazing I just had to stop and take pictures across the fields towards Basalt Mountain. Then crossing the Roaring Fork it looked just … Continue reading

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Powers Art Center – the Valley’s other Art Museum!

For everyone who doesn’t like the new Aspen Art Museum whether it is because of the “exhibitions”, the building itself, the loss of all those parking spaces or any of a long list of reasons take time out to visit … Continue reading

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More great reasons to live here!

Dandelion Days and beer by the river…..  Last weekend Carbondale had the annual Dandelion Days festival. I love a town that celebrates dandelions! Dandelion beer, wine and even dandelion salad was available. Great free music and great eco-friendly vendors including … Continue reading

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First Fridays and Goldfish Racing!

I think of Carbondale as the town that celebrates everything! It is almost halfway between Glenwood Springs and Aspen and has a very cool vibe. They celebrate Dandelion Days, Potato Days, the full moon (full moon bike rides) and the … Continue reading

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Rafting the Roaring Fork

Wow – no rafting in May this year. But we made it on June 1st! We put in at Carbondale and took out at Glenwood Springs at the Two Rivers park just after the confluence of the Roaring Fork and … Continue reading

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