Hiking Village to Village — Crested Butte to Aspen

Crested Butte has been on my radar for two reasons.  One being more reconnaissance in a “ski town.”  Like Telluride, it was a destination discussed often, but two traits of my former husband that factored equally; being cheap and being repetitious.  So we never broke out of the Ski the Summit/Utah mode.

But the main reason I have been eager to get to Crested Butte is because I want to do reconnaissance in another ski town…Aspen!  That’s right, explore Aspen from Crested Butte.  Continue reading

Why Can’t I Be Joyful?

IMG_4230I move on to Crested Butte to ride out Labor Day Weekend. My hope is if I get there a couple of days before the start of the weekend, I can secure a good boondocking location on Washington Gulch Road before the holiday crowds arrive. But the crowds all know something I don’t know, apparently. It is going to rain, and it’s gonna rain hard. Even some lentil-sized hail thrown in. And, it’s gonna be c-c-c-cold! Continue reading