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Sep 11, 2017 - Aspen, Colorado

So to break up the journey from Moab to Colorado we had a night in very glamorous Aspen, Colorado. We had a lovely afternoon and evening experiencing some of Aspens wildest nightlife. We hit happy hour in a bar called Juctice Snow's, a converted former court house. Beth was on margaritas, Joe was full bore American with a shot and a beer. Beth learnt a new move called the 'pterodactyl' from the barman. We also happened to be here on the 11th so it was nice to see lots of the firefighters out and about paying their respects.

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Aug 19, 2015 - Aspen Music Festival

Watched the sun rise from our beautifully position room. Walked down to Snowmass mall and The Big Hoss for breakfast. Afterwards, we took, as the first riders of the day, the gondola down to the lower mall for a walk. It was a beautiful morning. Drove into Aspen and fought the traffic; city getting prepared for the bicycle race finish tomorrow. We drove to the parking lot near the tent and took the bus back into Aspen.

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Aug 18, 2015 - Aspen Music Festival

Drove to Aspen from Denver.. Traffic light but down to one lane each way through Glenwood Canyon. Lots of smoke in the hills around Aspen; fires in the Northwest. Lunched in Aspen at a place where the "USA Pro Challenge" was much in evidence. Locals had just finish a ride and were celebrating. We had a nice lunch and then wandered the town.

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Sep 7, 2014 - USA holiday

What day is it??? What date is it??? Don't you just love this free wheeling travel, no set plan, just whatever you feel like on the day. We left Jackson six days ago and were both sad to leave this wonderful place and also say goodbye to Cyril our pet squirrel. As the drive to Aspen is 550 miles we decided to take a two day break about 3/4 of the way there in the ski town of Steamboat Springs. The first 60 miles out of Jackson to Pinedale were great, very scenic following the Hoback River. Then from Pinedale To Rock Springs which is about...

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Aug 7, 2014 - Independence Ghost Town

Stopped at Difficult Campground for lunch. We continued on the drive and came across Independence, CO a ghost town

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Sep 30, 2013 - Aspen, Colorado

Aspen, along with Vail, are two of the premiere ski and year-round resorts in the United States. Aspen is a quaint western style town with high-end boutiques and restaurants. Although we stayed in Vail, we visited Aspen for the day. Photos 1-7 Hotel Jerome – one of the many five star boutique hotels in Aspen Photo 8 MAROON BELLS When we visited the tourist information center and asked what else there was to do in the area other than visit Aspen, we were advised to visit Maroon Bells that was only a few miles outside Aspen, which we did. The...

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Western U.S. 2013

Aug 31, 2013 - Aspen, Colorado

We had another one of those “Wowser” drives today. We drove over Independence Pass to Aspen, this is also known as “The Top of the Rockies" scenic byway. It was incredible! This area is surrounded by stunning scenery at altitudes that rarely drop below 9,000 feet and climb up to 12,095 feet at the Independence Pass Summit. We were completely surrounded by the largest collection of 13,000 and 14,000 feet mountain peaks in the nation, truly at the “Top of the Rockies". The route can be traveled between Memorial Day and early November. We...

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Aug 8, 2013 - Aspen, Thursday

Snowmass: We were welcomed, sort of early, to a beautiful sunny mountain morning. Starting with coffee (Starbucks no less) on the balustrade the high country view was quite relaxing. After showers a walk to the mall below the Wildwood provided breakfast at The Big Hoss Grill. Afterwards, a roam through the mall lead to a gondola ride down to the top of the major gondola into Snowmass Village. Passing the $28 per person charge we returned to the upper village and made plans for the day. The drive to Aspen is short and quite scenic. The...

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Aspen Music Festival

Aug 7, 2013 - Aspen, Wednesday

We drove into Aspen, parked and and had lunch of salads and marguerites. Now this was a good start. Wandering through the town, we had many memories of our last visit, a return trip from a bicycle outing in Sonoma, California's Russian River Valley. At 3:00pm, a visit to the Harris Concert Hall provided a “Spotlight Recital” with a variety of soloists performing a much varied selection of music. The Harris Concert Hall is also known as the Aspen Music Festival and School and was founded in 1949. The concert hall was founded by Elizabeth...

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Sep 9, 2011 - Savage Lakes Hike

A four star drive up Frying Pan River Road took us through a red rock paradise of towering spires and past countless ranchettes staggered about the cliff sides. The Frying Pan River glistened in the sunlight. We continued on past Ruedi Reservoir and wound deep uphill into the mountains. An old railroad once made its way up this roadbed and eventually tunneled its way through to Leadville,Colorado. The train served the miners and several small towns. The old fallen down log structures held their secrets of times long past. Two towering old...

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Sep 8, 2011 - Bike Glenwood Canyon

We set out eastward with great anticipation for a classic bike ride through Glenwood Canyon. The weather was perfect,sunny,breezy and mid 60'S. We began by following the two lane macadam trail upward to cross Interstate 70 on a bike bridge. We then followed the raging and tumbling Colorado River as it passed past us down the sheer rock wall Glenwood Canyon. The scenery is spell binding. One feels like a minute figure in comparison to the vertical walls of stone which rise a thousand feet above us as they frame the river,the highway,and our...

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Sep 7, 2011 - Maroon Bells Hike

Today's hike began at the scenic Maroon Lake. The scene is right out of National Geographic--a crystal clear blue lake that mirrors the towering Maroon Bell Mountains in the background. The trail skirts Maroon Lake and then begins a strong ascent through a rock and boulder strewn trail. The total length was 3.7 miles round trip. The scenery is spectacular and rewarding. The initial portion is through a towering forest of aspen and then transitions into rock fields created by the ancient glaciers which once carved this basin. The shrill call...

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