Monday, August 27, 2007

Breckenridge/Vail


Just got back from the annual Field Service Meeting and took these photos. I also went to the Detroit Zoo and have some photos from there, but I have a special post that I am going to do for that, requiring scanning in some photos from long ago as well as new ones.

This is the view from my balcony at Beaver Run in Breckinridge. Wonderful rainbow after a light afternoon rain. This is a great town and I'd love to live here! I must say though, for a flatlander, 9500 ft above sea level took some getting used to. It's almost twice as high as Denver.
This is one of the ski resorts in Vail, from the road.
We took a Jeep tour up into the mountains in Vail, going up to 12,000 feet.

Looking back down the trail we drove up. We drove through some really hairy stuff, rocky streambeds, deep rivers, etc. That Jeep 4.0L straight six and rugged suspension took a real pounding and didn't flinch! Toledo born, rockies tested, Jimmy!


Base camp above the tree line, looking in the other direction...


" I reached out, and touched the face of God..."
This shot in at the beginning of the trail back down. Breathtaking panoramas.

8 comments:

Joe the Troll said...

Great shots, Tim. I bet you could sell that first one for a brochure.

shoprat said...

The one of a rainbow arcing over a community is incredible. You ought to be proud of that one.

Joe the Troll said...

You know, I look at that one, and almost expect to see Mr. Trolley come rolling through....... :-)

The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Toledo born, rockies tested, Jimmy!

Right on, Tim!!

Great pics!
And that rainbow pic is indeed very cool.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Picturesque Tim! Wow! Thanks Tim for sharing.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

It's inspiring. I want to draw!

DirtCrashr said...

Nice! I see vistas and trail stuff like that and my dirtbike Jones gets all itchy to ride. I've been to Colorado once, over on the other side of the "hills" from Breckenridge is a place called "Rampart Range," near Woodland Park... Very memorable.

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