Monday, September 27, 2010

Road Trippin'

The Colorado Rapids played their arch rival Real Salt Lake this past Saturday in Sandy, Utah. The Rapids supporters make this an annual road trip. I met up with them in Salt Lake. We had a blast at the tailgate and game. Click here for an article by the supporter's group that I'm associated with. Here are a couple of videos that I shot of some of the events.
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The Rapids almost pulled off the victory. Real Salt Lake scored in the 93rd minute to tie the game up at 1-1. The game was over a minute later. It was a bit heartbreaking to miss out on the win in that way. In reality, the draw was a good result for Colorado. Real Salt Lake has not lost a game at home this year. They meet again in Colorado on October 23rd, which is the last game of the regular season. It should be a good one.

On the way home, I stopped off at Colorado National Monument. I basically just drove through the park and stopped off at a few overlooks. It was kind of scouting trip to see what was there. It made a nice break on the drive back. The park is small, but nice. I think it will be worth it to come back and see what the place looks like away from the road. Here are a few pictures.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Revolution

On Saturday, I went to the Rapids game and watched the Rapids beat the Revolution 3-0. It was the Rapids third straight 3-0 win at home. On Sunday, I went to the Wild Basin Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park. This was my first time going to Wild Basin area. Wild Basin is south of Longs Peak in the southeast portion of the park. I hiked to Ouzel Falls, Ouzel Lake, and Bluebird Lake. It was a roundtrip of 13.8 miles if the sign mileage was correct. Anyway, it was a beautiful hike. Here are the pictures to prove it.





Ouzel Falls





Longs Peak and Mt Meeker





Fall color along the trail







Ouzel Lake







Bluebird Lake





Me at Bluebird Lake.





Mahana Peak and Bluebird Lake





Ouzel Peak and Bluebird Lake





Another view of Ouzel Peak and Bluebird Lake



Zoom view of Longs Peak and Mt. Meeker. The Home-stretch is up there somewhere

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Dune

I went down to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve on Labor Day. I met up with my friends Charles and Tina who are visiting from Florida. We went hiking in the dunes. Instead of hiking to the top of High Dune, which we had done before and is the most popular destination, we decided to hike deeper into the dune fields. It was quite interesting hike to be surrounded by dunes and not seeing anybody else close by. Here are the pictures.



Charles and Tina climbing the Dunes





Charles and Tina on the ridge of a dune





Prairie sunflower





Mt. Herard





Charles and Tina





The final ascent of one of the steeper dunes we climbed.






Me






Going Down





Charles and Tina in a field of prairie sunflowers





Prairie sunflower field