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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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Crested Butte to Aspen via West Maroon Pass

Time for our annual Crested Butte hike! Friends were hiking from Aspen to Crested Butte so we drove over on Saturday to meet them with plans to hike back on Sunday. This is definitely the luxury way to do it! … Continue reading

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More powder at Aspen Highlands

It seems the snow will never stop falling! Monday¬†brought face shots down Ozone – one of the most awesome runs of the season for me. I think there were about 137 skiers on the whole mountain. The word spread fast … Continue reading

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Hiking to Crested Butte

Crested Butte is so far away in the winter as one must drive around via Gunnison. In summer the drive over Kebler Pass is much shorter but still takes me about 2.5 hours from Basalt. So it is so great … Continue reading

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Highlands Bowl….

This last Saturday I got to hike the Bowl again. A picture perfect day so I took some! From the Bowl you can see Pyramid Peak and the Maroon Bells. The view along the ridge at the top reminds me … Continue reading

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Pyramid Peak and the Maroon Bells

Today I was skiing at Highlands and was yet again just stunned by the beauty of these peaks. I have been taking photos of this view for 20 years now and just don’t seem to ever have taken enough!

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Beyond Lenado…

A new adventure! Despite having lived here for 14 years now I have never gone up to Lenado. Lenado lies in a valley between Aspen (Roaring Fork) and the Frying Pan valleys. So we went up past Lenado on a … Continue reading

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Snowmass Lake

Finally!!!! I have tried several times to get to Snowmass Lake, which lies at the base of Snowmass Mountain, and now I realise I got a lot closer just hiking than I knew at the time. This time we rode … Continue reading

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Hiking Highlands Bowl together!

Stephi, my daughter, has hiked the Bowl many times – sometimes twice in one day! I have never gone to the tippy top more than once in a day but get up there as much as I can. So on … Continue reading

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Hike to Crested Butte

This has become an annual hiking tradition for me and this is the first year that my daughter hiked too! The fall colours are peaking so it was truly stunning.

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