Category Archive: Rockies 2014

Rock Springs to Grand Teton NP

Monday June 30, 2014 As we left Rock Spring, the flatness of the landscape soon gave way to distant snow covered mountain peaks.  By lunchtime we made it to Jackson Hole which is… Continue reading

Aspen/Snowmass to Rock Spring

Sunday June 29th, 2014  A long day in the car travelling north into Wyoming and the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks. We drove through a flat and featureless landscape that reminded us… Continue reading


Saturday – June, 28, 2014 We were in Aspen for Hammer to take part in the Aspen Backcountry Marathon. We stayed in a ski-lodge in Snowmass for two nights. It was a short… Continue reading

Telluride to Aspen/Snowmass

Friday, June 27, 2014 Another long road-trip that included the most hair-raising, white-knuckle drive ever – getting through Independence Pass on the way to Aspen.  The pass is at over 12,000  feet –… Continue reading

Mesa Verde to Telluride

Thursday June 26, 2014 Most of the early morning we spent visiting the archaeological ruins  of Mesa  Verde. Toured the ranger guided Balcony dwellings and then visited the spots we could get to… Continue reading

Moab-Monument Valley-Mesa Verde

June 25, 2014 Whistle stop road-trip today, dipping from Utah into Arizona to visit Monument Valley and then back to Colorado to visit Mesa Verde National Park where we stayed the night, camping… Continue reading

Rifle to Moab

Tuesday, June 24, 2014Short drive today stopping at the Colorado National Monument National Park. Most of the drive towards Moab was along the Colorado River. We again camped by the river stopping at… Continue reading

Denver to Rifle

Monday June 22, 2014A quick get together for Hammer and a friend he made while cycling around Australia yesterday. Spent an afternoon at their house and went out to a lovely Italian restaurant.… Continue reading

Duluth – Grandmas Marathon

Duluth, June, 19-21, 2014 Duluth in Minnesota is not on every tourists itinerary, but it may be soon. As a longtime fan of the Coen Bros movie Fargo – it put Duluth and… Continue reading


Chicago, June 17-18, 2014First time to Chicago, I ended up staying in a really hip neighborhood of Bucktown/Whicker Park about four subway stops from downtown (The Loop). I seem to have arrived on… Continue reading

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