Sunday, February 24, 2008

Hole In The Ice

It has been getting warmer lately. The temps have made it into the 60's a few times in Denver this month. It may snow again on Tuesday, but it looks like it will warm up again right after that. It will be interesting to see what March will be like. March is suppose to be the snowiest month here. It wasn't last year. Anyway, today I went to Pine Valley Ranch Park. It is in the foothills southwest of Conifer. I mainly wandered along a trail that follows the North Fork of the South Platte River. Here are some pictures of the river.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Reynolds Wrap

Saturday’s hike brought me to Reynolds Park. It is about 5.5 miles southeast of Conifer. The weather was quite nice on Saturday. I thought it would be cooler in foothills. I was wishing that I had worn shorts when I started my hike. However, there were certain sides of the mountain that were a bit chillier. That was where the snow was, and the wind was cold blowing off the snow. The hike was wonderful though. I had some great views of Pikes Peak. Here are a couple of pictures.

Pikes Peak is on the horizon.

Another view with Pikes Peak in it.

On Sunday, there was a light snow most of the day in Denver. It didn’t really accumulate too much. It just looked pretty. I went for a walk in it. I walked all the way down to Bear Creek Lake only to be greeted by this sign.

I was extremely disappointed.

In regards to the Georgia Theatre mentioned in last weeks post, I was last there in May of 2004. Coincidently, it was to see Glen Phillips as well. If they fixed up the Georgia Theatre, I think that is great. I always thought it was good venue that could be so much better.

As for the Jets, I was just saying I was glad I didn’t have to root for them in the playoffs. I can’t knock a team when your own team is the undisputed worst team in the league at 1-15. Besides what can you say about a 4-12 team? I am sure Jets fans are very proud of their season.



Monday, February 11, 2008

Something To Say

This is my first update that I have done since the Super Bowl was played. So yes, I am thrilled with the outcome of the game. I’m usually pretty indifferent as to who wins the big game. That wasn’t the case this year. It felt odd to root really hard for a team from New York. At least I didn’t have to root for the Bills or the Jets. Anyway, I had my beer toast to the ’72 Fins!

The lazy bug got me last weekend, and I really didn’t do anything. Hence, no post. It tried to get me again this weekend. I fought it off and went for hike at Apex Open Space Park. I feel all the better for it too. The trailhead is at Heritage Square near Golden. One of the trails that I hiked on was an old toll wagon road to the gold fields of Central City. The road disappeared after they made a free route through mountains at what is now I-70. Anyway here is a picture from my hike.

Sunday night I went to Boulder to see Glen Phillips at the Fox. Glen is one of my favorite musicians. This was the first time I’ve gotten to see him since moving to Colorado. His show was great as always. The Fox Theatre was pretty cool. It is an old movie theatre fixed up as a nice concert venue. It is what the Georgia Theatre (in Athens, GA) could be if they put some money into it.