Sunday, May 18, 2008

Mighty Mix

I didn’t do too much this weekend. I am letting my knee rest. It is feeling better. I found a cool website where one can make an online mix tape. It is a cool novelty idea. I’ve made one of some of the stuff that I’m listening to these days. You can listen to it if you want. It goes to eleven.

I’ve been thinking a lot about this summer. I just received a blueprint from Carter and Cara that contains some of the plans for the summer

Climbing mountains and going to a soccer game. Sounds like a great plan!

Although, I didn’t go hiking this weekend, I did go for a drive in the mountains on Sunday. I took Squaw Pass Road by Juniper Pass, Echo Lake, and Idaho Springs. Beautiful day. The road up Mt. Evans is still closed at Echo Lake. I guess they haven’t finished clearing the snow. Here is a picture of me at Juniper Pass

Sunday, May 11, 2008


It was a rarity this weekend; I didn't go hiking. The weather was fine. It was especially nice on Sunday. The main reason I didn't hike this weekend was that I strained my knee the previous weekend. It is nothing painful. It just aches and doesn't feel right. I suspect I just need to rest it to get it back to normal. Easier said than done. On Saturday, I was given a washer and dryer. So I had to move them into my apartment. That took longer than expected for reasons I won't get into. Anyway it was not exactly the rest my knee needed. If you are in need of pictures from Colorado, I have added some favorite pictures of mine that didn't make my blog to my Picasa site. They are from Quandary Peak on July 1, 2007 and Blue Lake on September 30, 2007.

In soccer news, the Rapids lost on road to Houston on Saturday night. They played well though. They are 3-4 and are in first place in the weak Western Conference. The big soccer news of the weekend is that Fulham have managed to fight off relegation in English soccer. This is significant because five Americans play for Fulham. So naturally they are my favorite English team. I had written them off for dead a month ago. They ended up winning 4 of their last five to survive. That included three wins on the road. Previously they hadn't won a game on the road in 31 games I believe. They still only survived by having a better goal differential than Reading. Unfortunately, Reading has two Americans on their team. Best of luck to them on getting back to the English Premier League.

Happy Mum's Day,


Sunday, May 04, 2008

Hard Act To Follow

I went to Golden Gate Canyon State Park on Saturday. It takes about 45 minutes to get there from where I live. There are all kinds of trails. It is a beautiful park. I went on hike that took me to the top of Windy Peak. (9,141 ft.) Along the way I went by a 3-sided backcountry shelter. They are a common site on the Appalachian Trail, but I was surprised to see one in Colorado. It even had a trail register. If I had thinking, I would have taken a picture of the shelter. That way I could have said that I was in the Appalachian Mountains this weekend.

Me near the top of Windy Peak.

A meadow along the trail.