Monday, September 19, 2005

Vegas at Winter Park?

Last weekend The Dog (Casey) and I rolled up to Winter Park for Captain V’s (Todd) birthday party. His very cool girl friend Sara surprised him with a Vegas style party at her folk’s home in the hills. I played cards, meet some new people, and had a blast Vegas style. I cashed that night fully reclined on a leather Lazy-boy in the house's movie theater watching Robin William's stand up comedy act. Yeah, the house was unreal inside and out!
Here is the e-vite Sara sent out a few weeks ago:
Come to Winter Park for a Vegas style weekend to celebrate Todd's 28th birthday! There will be poker tables, pool table, darts, etc. for play, Vegas style buffet for eating, and cocktails/beer to enjoy into the wee hours of the morning! So, put on that flashy Vegas inspired outfit, grab your cigars, put on your poker face and head for the mountains for a weekend of fun baby!

Thanks for the great time Sara and Todd!

The views from a special place.

N39° 54.529
W105° 22.878
Elevation: 9013 feet
More blogs to come on this.

Special Edition: Rocky Mountain Grand Slam!

Sunrise on Meeker (13,911')!
One down four to go!

Special Edition: Rocky Mountain Grand Slam!

I finally did the Grand Slam.

The Grand Slam climbs Longs Peak and the four peaks surrounding it. The order in which we did it is Meeker (13,911'), Longs (14,255'), Pagoda (13,497'), Storm (13,326'), and Mt. Lady Washington (13,281'). It is 18 miles and 8700 feet of vertical gain. We started walking at 2:00 am and finished just after 6:00pm! The record for this hike is just over 5 hours (cazy!)
This is a shot from about ¾ of the way up Meeker just before sunrise.