Southwest of Denver

The Golden Hour

Here are a few shots from a trip to Denver we took early in November. The pictures were taken along the Lariat Loop Trail, which we picked up in Morrison. Our first stop was at Red Rocks, scene of many wonderful memories over the past 30 years. It’s hard to resist taking a break alongside … Read more

Behold Red Rocks!

Lower formation, stage right

Red Rocks Amphitheater, west of Denver near the small town of Morrison, is a majestic place to see a concert, or for that matter, just to visit. Red Rocks! Just to hear the name invokes fond memories for almost all deadheads, as the Grateful Dead were known for performing some amazing concerts in this unbelievable … Read more

Fall at Maroon Bells Colorado

Maroon Bells

Ever since seeing a photo of Maroon Bells a few years back, I’ve wanted to go see them in person. We usually go the Boulder area when we visit Colorado, so I knew it would take special planning to visit a location that’s a good 5 hour drive from Boulder. We initially planned to stay … Read more

Snowmass: A Quick Ride Down

Snowmass Village Downhill Bike Ride

I managed to get in two bike rides during a recent visit to Colorado to view the fall colors. The first was a decent length ride in Aurora, similar to a ride I did a couple of years ago. (Same trail, just didn’t ride quite as far.) The second ride, while much shorter, was unique … Read more

A Walk Around Bear Lake

Bear Lake, Rocky Mts

In June we went to Boulder to catch the Dead & Company shows on Friday and Saturday. That was fun, as expected. The weather was great, the music was hot and it was great to be there! On the Thursday before, we were out visiting the Rocky Mountains, and drove out to Bear Lake. I … Read more

Favorite Photos from 2016

NYE at Emerald Lake, Lindsborg

I’ve selected my favorite photos from 2016 and am happy to share them here on my blog and elsewhere. I posted 39 of them on Flickr, and my favorite of the favorites, below. You can click on any of them to see a larger version. I also created a video of these photos, set to … Read more

Old Fall River Road

Elk on the Old Fall River Road

It’s hard to believe it’s been two months, but on July 1st, we ventured along the very scenic, narrow, unpaved and remarkably beautiful Old Fall River Road, east of Estes Park in the Rocky Mountain National Park. The road is 11 miles long, and it took us about 90 minutes to travel. It was a … Read more

View from Louisville Bike Trails

View from Louisville CO Bike Trails

When we visit Boulder we usually stay in Louisville. It’s only a few miles away and we like the hotel where we stay. There are some bike trails in Louisville, and this last trip I explored them quite a bit. I’ve ridden the trails in the area a few times now and am finally getting … Read more

Boulder / Estes Park

Boulder / Estes Jan 2016

After half a winter with virtually no snow, we decided to head west to the mountains of Colorado in late January. Of course, during the few days we were gone Lindsborg received a (light) winter snow; go figure. In any case Boulder, Estes Park and the surrounding area was beautiful as always, and there was … Read more