Travel Blogs from Alma
... back roads.
Spent a few hours hiking through the forest next to the Lodge, before heading down to Breckenridge and wandered around the town.
The morning starts off with another hike into the forest. Then its time for my friend Gerry to arrive from Cleveland Ohio.
These days are spent sightseeing in the car. Bonus was seeing a mother moose very close to the Lodge.
Tomorrow we begin our adventure to the west coast
Left Austin about 5pm on United airlines; just one hop to Denver, then a van drove us to Breckenridge (about 2.5 hours - it was snowing and quite a bit of traffic.)
Nice condo (#1205) at the Hyatt/Wyndham Main Street Station - kitchen, living room, etc. (no washer/dryer, but has one down the hall). The usual woodsy, moose, outdoorsy motif. Pretty good location to the slopes, just a little walk. Very close Main Street shops and restaurants. I ...
... I will withhold from going into a long-winded praise of organizations such as Summer Search that sponsor underprivileged children on an outward bound-esq trip and mentor them). Point being, everyone can always use a gentle reminder about respecting other cultures and in turn assisting in the global dialogue as we continued to become a "flat" world. In the words of the Dalai Lama, "observe different expressions of kindness and compassion." I hear ya, mah man. ...
On the way back to Greeley, we stopped in Breckinridge bright and early to have some coffee and breakfast sandwiches. Ate at a cozy place on Main Street, on a comfortable couch in front of a fireplace. Perfect way to end our little Colorado getaway. ...
After my very long 12 mile plus hike in the Eagle’s Nest Wilderness,
I decided I needed an easier hike the following day, ideally one not too far
from Breckenridge. I consulted my hiking guide to Summit County and decided on
the hike to Wheeler Lake, technically just on the other side of Hoosier Pass in
Park County. Hoosier Pass is the 11,500 foot paved pass about 15 miles south of
Breckenridge on the route to the ...