Friday, September 28, 2012

Fall in Steamboat Springs

Lexey and I went to Steamboat Springs last weekend (that probably could have been determined through looking at the time lapse videos). The colors are spectacular this year. More browns than normal, probably due to the drought. We did an amazing hike on Saturday up to Upper Fish Creek Falls.

More photos here.

Walking through the aspen grove on the way to Upper Fish Creek Falls:

Koura at Upper Fish Creek Falls:

Views around Steamboat Springs (and the rest of Colorado) were a bit hazy due to the fires in Washington:

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Kitchen Completion Achieved

The kitchen is done and looking great! Full set of photos from start to finish here.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Driving from Steamboat Springs to Strawberry Park

The drive from Steamboat Springs to Strawberry Park is spectacular. Here is a time lapse of the 20 minute drive each way, through the changing aspens:

Friday, September 21, 2012

Time lapse from Silverthorne to Steamboat Springs

Amazing sunset on the beautiful drive from Silverthorne to Steamboat Springs:

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Weekend on the bike and in the kitchen.

This weekend I have spent almost the entire time on my bike and in the kitchen. The kitchen is really coming together. We are almost completely moved back into it and photos will come soon.

Both rides this weekend were out-and-backs. Yesterday I rode out the Platte River until my legs had plenty, then turned around and rode back:

Today I finally rode with Lowell. We have been trying to get together to ride all summer. It happened today at Lair o' the Bear. I had never ridden that trail before. I will be going back:

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Lily Mountain

Last weekend Lexey and I went up to Estes Park for the day and climbed Lily Mountain for the sunset. What a great place.

More photos here.

Lexey and Koura at the top of Lily Mountain:

Great shadows on the mountains as the sun dropped:

Koura and I cuddling on the peak:

Square Top Lakes with Jodie and Dan

A few weeks ago, I took Jodie and Dan for their first high altitude hike. We went up to Square Top Lakes from Guanella Pass. It is a good 4-5 mile hike which tops out at about 12,300 feet.

More photos here.

Jodie and Dan near the top:

Koura went for a good swim:

Koura and I with Mount Bierstadt in the background:

Monday, September 03, 2012

Vail's Grand Traverse

Yesterday Lexey and I went up to Vail to ride the most scenic trail on Vail Mountain, the Grand Traverse. Lexey took the gondola up while I rode up from Lionshead. From the top of the gondola we took Kloser's Climb up to the Grand Traverse and rode it back to Eagle's Nest then Big Mamba and Liondown back to the Vail Village for lunch.

The trail:

Lexey killing it:

The ride from the base:

The Grand Traverse from Eagle's Nest and back and down to the Vail Village:

Yes, mountain biking on Vail really is like this: