Articles tagged with colorado:
Hiking, with its slow pace and general lack of death-defying moments is not really much of an adventurous pursuit. Unless, of course, you’re hiking in the foothills of the Rockies, alone, on a technically tricky trail. Unless the over 5,600-foot altitude has got you panting harder than a hound dog on an August day in Georgia. Unless you are by nature less than graceful and more than uncoordinated. Then hiking becomes a bit more of a challenge.
Better late than never, the first half of our year-end wrap up arrives! Filled with national parks and desert meaderings, buffalo and horses and the Continental Divide and not even one kidney abduction, it provides irrefutable proof that the universe really does watch over fools. And novice hikers.
Largely forgotten, Things to do in Denver When You’re Dead", was a 1995 crime film that I simply adored. But despite it’s large and magnificent cast, beautifully written screenplay and superior directing, it was not exactly a love sonnet to the Mile High City. Maybe if Jimmy the Saint, The Man with the Plan and Critical Bill hadn’t been so busy trying to kill each other, they could have taken time to enjoy Denver’s many cultural offerings.
Neither fear of projectile vomiting nor plunging down mountain sides will keep this brother/sister team from Rocky Mountain National Park joyriding.
“Red Rocks, this is the Edge!!!” Ok, sorry, had to do that since I didn’t reference U2’s historygasmic show there even once in my piece.
Thank you to the Colorado Rockies – and the Boston Red Sox – for reminding me why going to the ballpark can sometimes be downright magical.
My Coloradie rafting trip: Bono sings, sheep butt heads and waves rock and roll.