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dead_in_ky
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Re: Dear Colorado-ians

#228448 1 year, 3 months ago
Denver Man wrote:
Dude there's a million things to do here...


I know, unfortunately time is liimited.
Right now, I can't read too well...
AcidTestGraduate
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Re: Dear Colorado-ians

#228502 1 year, 3 months ago
dead_in_ky wrote:
What would be a good peak to peak drive Perry? It would be cool to get as close as possible to one of the big mtns. I know that makes me seem like the total tourist, but I don't get out to Colorado everyday.


Perry's suggestion is a good one. If you'd like another suggestion, a place you could stand and be in awe of a view of the mountains here's another destination. A little over an hour from Denver. The map shows the approximate location circled in red.


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On your way to, or coming back you might hit Tommyknocker's in Idaho Springs.

www.tommyknocker.com/PUB___RESTAURANT_RK6V.html
Denver Man
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Re: Dear Colorado-ians

#228505 1 year, 3 months ago
dead_in_ky wrote:
Denver Man wrote:
Dude there's a million things to do here...


I know, unfortunately time is liimited.


Sorry, I wasn't directing that at you.

It all depends on what you want to do/see as to what direction you want to head in..

ATG - you're quite the expert on CO..
I went walkin' out last summer
Tryin' to find a breath of air
I went walkin' on the mountain
A friend had told me I'd find you there
AcidTestGraduate
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Re: Dear Colorado-ians

#228506 1 year, 3 months ago
Denver Man wrote:
dead_in_ky wrote:
Denver Man wrote:
Dude there's a million things to do here...


I know, unfortunately time is liimited.


Sorry, I wasn't directing that at you.

It all depends on what you want to do/see as to what direction you want to head in..

ATG - you're quite the expert on CO..


Well I don't know about that. I dabble....
Barefoot Mountain Mama
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Re: Dear Colorado-ians

#228510 1 year, 3 months ago
AcidTestGraduate wrote:
dead_in_ky wrote:
What would be a good peak to peak drive Perry? It would be cool to get as close as possible to one of the big mtns. I know that makes me seem like the total tourist, but I don't get out to Colorado everyday.


Perry's suggestion is a good one. If you'd like another suggestion, a place you could stand and be in awe of a view of the mountains here's another destination. A little over an hour from Denver. The map shows the approximate location circled in red.


continental_divide.jpg


map.jpg



On your way to, or coming back you might hit Tommyknocker's in Idaho Springs.

www.tommyknocker.com/PUB___RESTAURANT_RK6V.html


This time of year the pass will be about as high as you can get on pavement... weather depending, of course. It will be closed if we get a good storm, but doesn't stay closed long.
If the weather is bad, and you dont ski, there are several brewery's in the area that do tours (and samples), and the celestial Seasonings Tea plant is there in Boulder, if you are into tea the tour is interesting.
Boulder itself is a destination for lots of folks, no shortage of things to do there. Mork no longer lives there, however.
SunshineSue
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Re: Dear Colorado-ians

#228514 1 year, 3 months ago
Barefoot Mountain Mama wrote:
If the weather is bad, and you dont ski, there are several brewery's in the area that do tours (and samples), and the celestial Seasonings Tea plant is there in Boulder, if you are into tea the tour is interesting.
Boulder itself is a destination for lots of folks, no shortage of things to do there. Mork no longer lives there, however.

Hey, I missed that when I was out there, didn't even know Celestial Seasonings was in Boulder! Thanks for the tip, that sounds like a fun visit to make, since I like their products.
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dead_in_ky
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Re: Dear Colorado-ians

#228526 1 year, 3 months ago
Thanks for the recs folks. I like the Boulder suggestions too. Hoping to find a good lunch spot and play out my inner tormented college aged hippie around CU.
Right now, I can't read too well...
SugarMee
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Re: Dear Colorado-ians

#229636 1 year, 2 months ago
Visions of Johanna in the SNOW
SugarMee
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Re: Dear Colorado-ians

#232341 1 year, 2 months ago
(((BIGTIME SNOW VIBES)))
Denver Man
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Re: Dear Colorado-ians

#232343 1 year, 2 months ago
Mnts are supposed to get a good foot or more next this week.

Too bad we are 50% under average snowpack for this time of year though
I went walkin' out last summer
Tryin' to find a breath of air
I went walkin' on the mountain
A friend had told me I'd find you there
Last Edit: 1 year, 2 months ago by Denver Man.
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SugarMee
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Re: Dear Colorado-ians

#232351 1 year, 2 months ago
Denver Man wrote:
Mnts are supposed to get a good foot or more next week.

Too bad we are 50% under average snowpack for this time of year though


I know..some places working around a 35 inch base..in the Rockies? That's what is expected where I was learning to ski in the mountains of NC (Sugar Mtn, Beech Mtn)..but not Colorado...Come On Big Snow Storm!!

This snow, that i would like to see, is so important tho, on many different levels.

(((SNOW)))
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Griff
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Re: Dear Colorado-ians

#232535 1 year, 2 months ago
Denver Man wrote:
Mnts are supposed to get a good foot or more next this week.

Too bad we are 50% under average snowpack for this time of year though


Great to hear about snow!!!! While we were dry for most of January, our Nov and Dec made up for that and we have been 150% of normal this year. Amazing the geogaphic disparities.

The high (pun intended) that kept us dry this month finally moved which I was hoping would change things for everyone, including the Rockies for the Ogden/Broomfield trip.

We have swtich over too this week and a foot fell just last night and it looks like another 2-3 the next two days for up to 39 inches in this storm cycle. YAY, bring it on.

Small world story from Crystal Mountain, WA: While catching the gondola (or ganjala depending on your fellow riders) on Sat morn the gal running the lift had an iphone with speaks cranking Estimated. We connect and sure enough she is headed to Broomfield. You just never know when you are gonna meet yet another Head and friend. What a great community!!
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