Friday, September 25, 2009


No, I’m not playing golf now. I have been living in Colorado for three years now. The third anniversary was last weekend. So I figure I would start year four with another geeky reference to a Huey Lewis album. I have been busy lately, and I haven’t had too many blog worthy events. However, I did get out of town today. I drove up to Kenosha Pass. This is where US 285 crosses the mountains into South Park. The fall color can be spectacular here. I did not time it quite right this year, but the color is much better in real life than what my pictures show. I have driven through the pass in previous years and the color was much better. When I got to the pass this time, it was sleeting on me a little bit. There was no snow on the ground though. I was surprised since I was at 10,000 feet, plus there was a storm early in the week. I went through Conifer (8,400 feet) on the way up and it had a little bit of snow on the ground. I guess the storm was more Denver based. The first half of the week was cool and misty in town. Anyway, back at Kenosha Pass, I decided to go for a short hike on the Colorado Trail. The hike was about as easy as they get out here. It was pretty too. I walked through lots of aspen groves. I had all kinds of views of South Park and the snow peaked mountains across the park. The weather got better as the day passed as well. The sun came out, and I was in shorts by the time I got back to my car.

Kenosha Pass

Old railroad tracks at Kenosha Pass

An aspen grove

South Park

A View

A view along the trail

A view near my lunch spot.

Tomorrow is a football day, both kinds. I dread watching the Bulldog defense. It seems they have fully implemented the bend and break defense this year. I have to hope they out score everybody this year, which is not likely. At least the offense has improved after the first game. Too bad they don’t have a Syracuse or a Duke on schedule to make things easier:)


Thursday, September 10, 2009


It has been a while since I have had a sports rambling. College football started last weekend. It looks like it is going to be a long season for my Bulldogs. They put in a lethargic performance against OK State last Saturday. I am not sure if the Bulldogs could beat a Syracuse or a Duke with what I saw on Saturday. I see why Stafford took the money and ran to the 0-16 Detroit Lions. Hopefully, things will turn around. They got a lot of work to do in order for that to happen though.

In brighter news, the U.S. Men’s soccer team is now in first place in their World Cup Qualification group. They didn’t play well, but they managed to get two wins this week. They got two tough games left in October. A win in one of those two games will guarantee a spot in South Africa next year.

As for the Colorado Rapids, they are having their best season since I’ve been in Colorado. They have caught the injury bug lately, but they are in good position to make the playoffs barring a major collapse. Knock on wood.

My latest hiking adventure was today. I drove up to Berthoud Pass. I went for hike on the Continental Divide Trail in the opposite direction than what I did earlier this year. Today’s hike was pretty easy. Most of the hike was above tree line, but the elevation gains were not that bad. I topped out at 12,521 feet on Stanley Mountain.

A scene along the C.D.T.

Another trail shot

More trail scenery

Me on Stanley Mountain. Vasquez Peak is behind me.

Another view from the top of Stanley Mountain. Longs Peak and the Indian Peaks are on the horizon.

Colorado Mines Peak on the left with towers on it.

Back at tree line on the way down.