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Jul 20, 2012 - Breckenridge, CO

We arrived in Breck with no problems Friday the 20th. We are here to combine work with pleasure as Steve is working as a tour marshall for the Children's Hospital Courage Classic. It is an extremely popular bicycle tour that benefits Children's Hospital in Denver. Great cause, great venue, who can refuse that! It's been beautiful in the morning, sunny & soft breeze then it clouds up in the afternoon and rains. It's all heaven-sent if you ask us! I tried to capture what the rain looks like against the 10-Mile Range but it just doesn't do it...

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Jun 6, 2012 - Biking from Breckenridge to Frisco

Wednesday we decided to bicycle the 9.5 miles from Breckenridge to Frisco. The area has 6 or more paved bike trails with varying degrees of difficulty. We learned from a local bike shop that we should bike down to Frisco, then take the free bus back to Breck (as the locals call Breckenridge). The topographic maps shows a down hill ride all the way, but it missed about 1/2 mile section that was up, up, up. After a break (and Cindy pushing her bike up a few hills), we made the grade and got to downtown Frisco. Next was the "Log Cabin Inn" for...

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Jun 5, 2012 - Loss of a Friend

Tuesday, June 05, 2012 The loss of a friend – Today we lost our brother-in-law and my dear friend, Rick Romano, Sr., to lung cancer. When we booked this trip earlier this year the hope was that Rick would be well enough that he and Penny could join us. Rick loved the outdoors and we knew he would have enjoyed this part of the country doing what the loved. His personal fight against his disease did not allow them to join us, and he passed sooner than any of us expected. Our last outing together was an outing to the U.S. Marine Museum at...

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Jun 4, 2012 - Our continued stay in Breckenridge

Friday, June 1 through Monday, June 04, 2012 We are in Breckenridge and are experiencing the beauty of the area. Cindy and the girls arrived here about 9:30 PM Friday night and settled in quickly after a long day of travel. Saturday was a day for Gin and Sandy to check out the town and adjust to this high altitude living (10,000 plus feet above sea level), and Ed went fishing. Some minor headaches and dizziness aside they both responded well to the rest and relaxation therapy. Sunday, the girls took a road trip to Vail, but couldn’t...

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Jun 1, 2012 - Breckenridge - Watch out for the Mountain Sheep - 95 miles

Thursday, May 31, 2012 – Golden, Colorado Had to sleep with blankets on last night, even talked about getting the electric blanket out, just in case! Temps got into the 50’s overnight so we did OK. Nice to wake up and know we did not have to drive to get to our next town or city. We did breakfast at home, then went to Denver to see if we can get into and see the Denver Mint. I even brushed off my retired Treasury Badge to see if it would help get is into the tour. We got in! But, not through the Badging system. We got a parking place about...

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Sep 16, 2011 - Bike Frisco to Breckenridge

We left on a cold and damp morning to bike the paved bike path from Frisco to Breckenridge. The bike ways in this area of Colorado are terrific. All the resort areas,Copper,Vail,Keystone and others are linked by bike ways. We got quite a work out as we biked 16 miles and climbed 650 feet. It was a steady upward climb to Breckenridge. The scenery was beautiful and eased the pain of pedaling. This valley follows the pathway once used by Native Americans to move between their summer hunting grounds and their winter retreat in Arizona and New...

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Sep 15, 2011 - Crystal Lake Hike

Bill Wolf Guest Blog Author: When we got up this morning it was overcast and raining lightly so I checked the Internet Doppler radar and saw that there would only be scattered light showers and snow at higher altitudes until the afternoon. So we (minus Eric who decided to rest his sore knee and to stay out of the rain) left for a 5 mile/1,500 foot elevation gain hike to Crystal Lake. After starting out at 10,300 feet, after about a 1/2 hour the rain began to be more than scattered and light but as we hiked higher the rain turned into snow...

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Sep 14, 2011 - Kayak Lake Dillon

The day began with foreboding clouds and a 29 degree temperature. It was a brave decision to attempt a kayak excursion on Lake Dillon. We rented a single seat kayak at the marina and Cousin Erin and Barbara paddled our kayak. Bill and Nancy paddled their kayak and I had my own kayak. We began following the northern shore. Jack Frost had started his magic. Several of the aspen and shore bushes displayed their bright fall colors.Large clumps of dark clouds smothered the distant mountain peaks. The lake surface was calm and mirror like...

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Sep 13, 2011 - Mohawk Lakes Hike

We drove to Spruce Creek Trail head on Spruce Creek Road and opted for the lower trail head since the upper trail head involved a steep deeply rutted and rocky paradise suitable for jeeps and not SUVs. Mohawk Lakes is a classic Colorado hike offering stunning scenery, historic mine ruins and a fat burning workout. The trail begins with a refreshing walk through a mature pine forest. The trail is wide and friendly and numerous forest sounds can be heard. The calls of ground squirrels, the song of birds, the rustle of pine boughs and aspen...

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Sep 12, 2011 - Bike Dillon Lakefront

We drove 8 miles south to the west end of Lake Dillon to begin the bike trail which winds along the shore line of Lake Dillon. Lake Dillon was a naturally formed small lake that remained unnoticed until gold was discovered in the mid nineteenth century. In 1873 the town of Dillon was established as a mining supply and trading post. In the 1880's the town was moved twice to accommodate two railroads which passed through the area. For the next 79 years it remained a picturesque sleepy hamlet of ranchers and merchants. In 1961 the construction...

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Sep 11, 2011 - Hike Mt. Sniktau(above Loveland Pass)

The hike began at the summit of Loveland Pass-11,990 feet. The temperature was 39 degrees when we began-which would become a blessing since the energy we were to expend would be significant. Needless to say the trail that stood before our eyes ascended straight up the mountain of alpine tundra. We each fought our own battle upward. The trail was friendly but steep. It is truly amazing to see any plant that grows in such a hostile environment-and it does take years and years for vegetation to establish itself in such extremes. Hiking off...

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Sep 10, 2011 - Aspen/Basalt to Breckenridge

We left at 9:25 AM and drove the 115 miles to Breckenridge. It was a most scenic drive along Interstate 70 for the most part. We wound up through Glenwood Canyon and past Beaver Creek,Vail and Copper ski areas and then turned south at Frisco to Breckenridge and the Tiger Run RV Resort. It is a resort where each concrete parking pad is owner owned and leased out part time. The spaces are large and scenic with lawns,aspen trees and flowers. Erin, Barbara's cousin, rode with us and provided a nice lap seat for our cats Cleo and Jerry. The day...

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