Monday, July 26, 2010

Black Mountain Express, I am eager to meet you.

Arapahoe Basin has dismantled it's Exhibition lift (one of the old, slow chairlifts at the base of the mountain, which often had LONG lines) and is now constructing a new chairlift that they are calling the Black Mountain Express. This is good news for the Obsessive Skier. I am eager to meet you, Black Mountain Express.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I like the high country.

Yesterday, I drove the Moffat Road to the Forest Lakes Trailhead, then walked to/over the Needle's Eye Tunnel, across "Hell Hill", and stopped at this point above the trestles for the old Moffat Road Rail Line. It took me 3.5 hours to get home from from the spot where I took this photo. An hour of walking, and two-and-a-half hours of driving. The 12 miles from the Rollinsville/East Portal turnoff to the Forest Lakes Trailhead are REALLY bumpy and rocky.