Independence-Aspen Camping Work Week

This was taken at sunrise in Denver from my balcony before heading out to Aspen on a Wednesday morning.  I am very eager to get on the road, so I was the early bird today. Mountains to my right and Capitol to my left Going through Leadville we found a great lil pizza hut called…

Rim Trail

This trail was a nice short hike up and just the right distance for a trail run, about 4 miles up and back down with no heavy foot traffic on a beautiful weekend.  It was attractively located just near the village, just a walk down hill from the hotel. About halfway up sits a perfect…

Around Aspen

This BBQ sauce was de-licious at Hickory House Ribs!  I slathered my veggie burger in this stuff and scarfed it all down.  We stopped here for our first meal in Aspen at lunch time and was a terrific experience catching the tail end of the lunch specials with no crowd to fight for good service….

The Mountains Are Calling

Click for panoramic  Twin Lakes We stopped to fill our cooler at a liquor store in Frisco.  Luckily the laws in CO allow the sale of refrigerated high point beers, so this O’dell Double IPA was icy cold.  Toast to Independence Pass–almost to Aspen!