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Day 47. Monday 29th September. Salida to Hutchison-Burnett Cow Camp Cabin. We're writing this entry in the Hutchison-Burnett Cow Camp Cabin at 10,800 feet. It's snowing quite heavily outside and we're listening to the wind blow through the trees and the snow patter on the roof of the hut. The wood burner is on, it's now toasty warm, we've just had dinner and a hot chocolate, and we have the place to ourselves. There are even wooden beds for us to sleep on. It's been ...
... editing--the marketing intern Theresa will finish up for us tonight. I always enjoy hanging out with Ali and we had a great time doing something new and unusual on the work site today. Tomorrow our team heads to Gunnison and will ride through Monarch Pass, an incredible climb and descent. So as I sign all my personal blogs... Ride On! MSJ Notes from Ali: -I was very nervous about the radio interview, but I really enjoyed it when all was said ...
... than I was at the time (and still are!) and managed to summit. I had gotten most of the way up before the sky turned an ominous-looking gray, although as best I can recall we weren’t hit by much more than light showers on our descent. Lower danger of lighting is one advantage of September fourteener hikes compared to earlier in the season. I can think of at least four peaks I climbed with my brother over the years ...
... but it will do just about anything to rejoin the main source. But a lot of fun again. Olivia had a great time on her ride with amazing views of a nearby lake.
We all have dinner outside and then are treated to a country music singer and we practice roping a wooden bull. Olivia does great and gets the rope tight. A late night tonight with 'after music' music by another guest with a great voice and guitar. Fun all around.
... was beautiful in the bright
sunshine, one of those autumn Colorado days when all the colors seem especially
vivid, the blue of high altitude sky, the gold of the aspens, the deep green of
the pines, and browns and beiges of the dry grass.
The road to Weston Pass on the South Pass side is unpaved
but good and graded and not especially steep. The road on the other side of the
pass is another story, though. It’s ...