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fish
06-09-2009, 03:31 PM
I'll upload pictures later, but the Colorado micro rondy has happened. In other words I ran into Patric testing his 24 man tipi and took pictures, and we shared some good times I would like to share with the board.

It was fun and we had some good chats. As a follow up I wanted to post about some of the music we chatted about.

First an interesting band;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz_Is_Dead

Second we were talking about pandora, and website that I'm sure some people already use, but it's a fantastic way to discover new music related to music you already enjoy.
http://pandora.com/

I'll have pictures later, that include some nice shots of the 24 man sitting at the top of the world(figuratively), and some pics of the extreme testing Patric was doing.

Thanks to Patric for sharing his camping space with Claudia and I, we had a blast!

Sawtooth
06-09-2009, 08:47 PM
I'll second Pandora. I get on it ever once in a while. I had our three-year-old rocking to the Allman Brothers today. We listened to two or three songs, she sat there gyrating in her chair to the beat, and then she looked at me and said, "Daddy, this is GOOD music!" Yahoo! :D

Backcountry tunes, at the appropriate time (in camp, sitting around the stove) are fun. I remember sitting in camp with Patrick at Little Trapper's Lake, groovin' to ZZ Top on his little Nokia gizzmo. Good stuff.

fish
06-09-2009, 11:24 PM
Sawtooth,
Man, I love the Allman Brother;s especially in the summer. When I was living in New England we would see them in July or august depending on when they were headed through town.

How are those Pinion Pine's doing?

fish
06-10-2009, 12:04 AM
Here are a few of the pictures I took this weekend.

The 24 man, under some seriously heavy wind.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2443/3612536933_c9d857557d.jpg

A cool cactus I saw
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3659/3613352746_3016def5c1.jpg

Our tent was falling over, so I pulled my car next to the tent as a wind break and attached cord to support the tent. Even with that the poles on the right side bent a bit and you can see how dished the tent is.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3409/3613353080_2af2981988.jpg

Killer sunset on Saturday after all that wind.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2447/3613354882_93cb263098.jpg

Sawtooth
06-10-2009, 07:46 AM
fish,

The interesting thing about Colorado, from South Park to the New Mexico border, is the amazing array of "desert" flora and fauna you'll find at relatively high elevations. I call those little round cacti "pin cushion cactus" although they have a more refined proper name. Even at our place, at 6,500' in the foothills in south-central Colorado, we have three kinds of cactus, yucca, roadrunners, lizards, rattlesnakes, tarantulas, scorpions, ringtails, and lots of other desert critters and plants. It's a cool place!

Great pics. If you want wind, and Patrick did, that's a good place.

fish
06-11-2009, 08:36 PM
Paul,
I saw my first lizard in Boulder county atop Mount Sanitas two weeks ago.
We do live in a very cool place.

Sawtooth
06-11-2009, 09:15 PM
fish,

I busted a lizard today, cutting firewood up on the east ridge. We have lots of them. One of the little buggers lives under the front step, and another lives in the potentilla bush in the front yard. The girls have caught him a few times and he's watched us eat supper from the kitchen counter.