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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby bonehead » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:53 am

highpilgrim wrote:Ah yes, but Marble does have good BBQ,
And Marblefest is fun.

Marblefest is history. Sad but true.
Two of the three music venues are gone.
Petty bulls**t and thievery led to this.
Mikes private summer solstice party is the only one left.
The BBQ joint is open on the whim of the owner.
Don't count on it being open for you.
Marble is a great place.
Just not much of a town.

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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby summitrunner » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:48 pm

1 - Mountain Town
Dillon. I live here...I run here...this is my town!

2 - Place to eat in Mountains? Place to eat in Front Range?
Jersey Boys and Adrianos in Dillon. I taught Adriano, and his pizza is delicious. Proud of that kid and the work he has done in his place! Mom's on the Front Range...Oskar Blues for the rest of you.

3 - Gear Shop
Columbine Ski and Sports in Dillon

4 - Ski Resort? Sidecountry area? Backcountry area?
Keystone...my hood

5 - 14er
Longs Peak. Grew up in Berthoud and it is in my soul.

6 - 13er (Carl Dowdy is exempt from having to answer this one)
Guyot is so much fun and no one is every up there...but Meeker is near to my heart (I haven't hiked it yet). Argentine Pass close third.

7 - 12er
Buffalo Mountain!

8 - peak below 12k
Ptarmigan! Love that hike...ran up up. Ophir is close

9 - Range
Gore

10 - Basin
Arapaho

11 - Wilderness Area
Eagles Nest

12 - overall outdoor company
Nike...haters bring it! Cheap, made to last, and there is an Outlet in Silverthorne.

13 - vehicle for the mountains
My stock Explorer Sport Trac

14 - place to backpack
Gore Range Trail

15 - Campground
Fisher Towers

16 - free car camping spot
Parking lot at WalMart...they're everywhere

17 - outdoor crag for sport climbing? Trad climbing?
N/A...scared to death of that nonsense!

18 - Alpine route
Anything in the San Juans

19 - Lake
Rainbow. Behind Summit High School and I can get to it easily. Lower Boulder Lake is sick nasty! Lake Dillon for the sailing.

20 - Book on climbing (can be a guidebook as well)
I read books on running...close would be Born to Run.

21 - Concert Venue? Favorite Show?
Dillon Amphitheatre. Deftones 2007 at the Fillmore (Denver)

22 - Scenic Byway
Twin Lakes to Aspen

23 - Highway/Road Pass? Mountain Pass?
Ute Pass north of Silverthorne on the way to Hot Sulphur Springs. I love Argentine Pass in Montezuma.

Feel free to add anything else.

Favorite Hot Springs: Strawberry Park.

Favorite Snowshoe Area: Iron Springs

Favorite Skiing/Advenure Movie: Fire, Ice, and Dynamite

Favorite Mountain Town Dive Bar: Gold Pan

Favorite Mountain High School: Summit

Favorite Mountain College: Colorado Mountain College
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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby WarDamnPanic » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:57 pm

1 - Mountain Town
Telluride

2 - Place to eat in Mountains? Place to eat in Front Range?
Brown Dog Pizza, Hops and Pie

3 - Gear Shop
Wilderness Exchange

4 - Ski Resort? Sidecountry area? Backcountry area?
Telluride, Guanella Pass

5 - 14er
Wilson Peak

6 - 13er
Emma

7 - 12er
Ajax

8 - peak below 12k
Lookout Mountain (nod to DBT)

9 – Range
San Miguels

10 – Basin
Vestal

11 - Wilderness Area
Mt. Sneffels

12 - overall outdoor company
Patagonia

13 - vehicle for the mountains
GX470

14 - place to backpack
Weminuche

15 – Campground
Silver Star, Maroon Bells

16 - free car camping spot
spots just before Clohesy Lake

18 - Alpine route
Any route someone will lead me up.

19 - Lake
Navajo

20 - Book on climbing (can be a guidebook as well)
Annapurna

21 - Concert Venue? Favorite Show?
Red Rocks, JB and the boyz

22 - Scenic Byway
Lizard Head Pass, CO 145

23 - Highway/Road Pass? Mountain Pass?
McClure Pass. Mountain pass- the one north of Wetterhorn.

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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby Shawnee Bob » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:24 pm

1 - Mountain Town

Salida

2 - Place to eat in Mountains? Place to eat in Front Range?

Amica's in the mountains; NA

3 - Gear Shop

Backwoods

4 - Ski Resort? Sidecountry area? Backcountry area?

Breck or Monarch. Hard choice.

5 - 14er

Shavano (good memories)

6 - 13er (Carl Dowdy is exempt from having to answer this one)

Wheeler Peak, NM (again, good memories)

7 - 12er

NA

8 - peak below 12k

Mount Mitchell, OK

9 - Range

San Juans

10 - Basin

Matterhorn Creek

11 - Wilderness Area

Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area; Charon's Garden Wilderness Area (can't choose)

12 - overall outdoor company

MSR

13 - vehicle for the mountains

Jeep

14 - place to backpack

Anywhere in the San Juans, or Carson Nat. Forest

15 - Campground

Lost Lake campground, Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area, NM

16 - free car camping spot

NA

17 - outdoor crag for sport climbing? Trad climbing?

Anywhere in the Wichita Mountains.

18 - Alpine route

Kelso Ridge

19 - Lake

Granby is pretty sweet.

20 - Book on climbing (can be a guidebook as well)

Into Thin Air

21 - Concert Venue? Favorite Show?

Cain's Ballroom, Tulsa

22 - Scenic Byway

Engineer Pass/Cinnamon Pass

23 - Highway/Road Pass? Mountain Pass?

Cottonwood Pass
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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:01 am

I'll step out of the paradigm a bit here...

Favorite quiet late-night winter 14er TH at which to crash for a few hours in the car on the way back from the Elk Range:
Quandary!

Favorite mountain bike:
2013 Scott full-suspension carbon-fiber 29er.

Current favorite affordable 29er tires:
Michelin Wild Grp'r, 2.25's. (Believe it or not...)

Current favorite unaffordable 29er tires that come stock on a high-end mountain bike:
Schwalbe Rocket Ron Evo's - the 120 TPI tires. They can do no wrong. :bow:

Favorite 26" snow tires:
Kenda Klondike studded snows

Favorite available 29er snow tires
:
Nokian Extreme's


Here's one - Favorite big band jazz tune (Dave M will probably get this) -
Louie Bellson Big Band, "Santos," from The London Gig, 1983, Pablo Records
The entire LP is phenomenal.
Can't find this tune on you-tube, but it's hardly obscure among jazz aficionados.


This is fun. A few more.


Favorite classic-style female soul vocalist:
Who else? Aretha Franklin

Favorite Aretha tune?
Chain of Fools

Favorite (and only) all-time best female vocalist of any genre:
Sarah. Sarah Vaughan. Never been anyone like her. Ella's ok, but Sassie... ah-uh, can't touch 'er.

Two more:

Favorite big-band jazz arranger:
Gil Evans. Take a listen to the big-band arrangements with Miles Davis.

Favorite jazz piano stylist:
Bill Evans. Hands down. No pun.


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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby huffy13 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:43 am

1. Mountain Town- tie between Lake City and Westcliffe

2.Place to eat in mountains- at camp over a campfire. Front Range- Mannie and Bo's Pizza

3. Gear Shop- Tough one, nothing really qualifies in the TX panhandle..I get my stuff at Academy most of the time.

4. Ski- Wolf Creek was my favorite growing up.

5. 14er- another tie, this time between Humboldt and Handies.

6. 13er- Easy, Mt. Ouray...but my 13er list is really short right now.

7. 12er- haven't bagged any yet

8. Peak below 12K- I know I have some but the only one I can recall is a peak in the Quartz mountains in Oklahoma...don't know the name but I remember the views were cool. I was about 12 when we hiked to the top of it.

9. Range- Call me crazy, but I love the Sawatch.

10. Basin- American Basin

11. Wilderness area- Sangre de Cristo Wilderness area around the Colony Lakes

12. Overall outdoor company- REI, I guess

13. Vehicle- my 2000 Chevy Blazer ZR2, 4WD

14. Place to backpack- Had fun going up to Lake Como...wore me out but it was well worth it.

15. Campground- Winfield, CO

16. Free car camping spot- not sure on this one.

17. Outdoor crag for sport of trad climbing- N/A

18. Alpine route- N/A

19. Lake- I thought Twin Lakes were pretty

20. Book on Climbing- I guess I need to invest in some books.

21. Concert venue- Polaris Amphitheater, Columbus, Ohio; Favorite Show- Probably The Black Crowes, Def Leppard put on a good show too.

22. Scenic Byway- Another tie between the Highway of Legends that loops around the Spanish Peaks through Cuchara, La Veta and Stonewall and the other is The Collegiate Peaks Scenic Byway.

23. Highway/Road Pass- Raton Pass; Mountain Pass- Elkhead Pass
Seems like the times that I need a mountain the most are the times that I can not get to them.

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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby TravelingMatt » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:24 pm

1 - Mountain Town - Ouray, followed closely by Silverton

2 - Place to eat in Mountains? Place to eat in Front Range? - Buen Tiempo in Ouray. Don't have a favorite Front Range place.

3 - Gear Shop - Yawn, probably REI.

4 - Ski Resort? Sidecountry area? Backcountry area? - I don't ski here; growing up our go-to resorts were Seven Springs, PA and Bromley, VT.

5 - 14er - Probably Crestone Needle, followed my a multi-way tie among several San Juan peaks.

6 - 13er - Vermilion

7 - 12er - Jicarita, NM. In Colorado, whatever peak in the Kenosha Range I did a couple months ago, forget its name.

8 - peak below 12k - Buck Mountain, Teton Range, WY or LeConte, TN. You can *drive* above 12K in this state so I don't do too many lower peaks here.

9 - Range - San Juan

10 - Basin - Too many come to mind, maybe Ice Lake (San Juan). Among those below 14ers, probably Capitol Creek/Lake.

11 - Wilderness Area - Eagles Nest

12 - overall outdoor company - No clear favorite. People in the western US seem to look down on LL Bean, but I have a great track record with their stuff, although most of it is rebranded.

13 - vehicle for the mountains - The rental Sebring Convertible I drove 98% of the way to American Basin

14 - place to backpack - Weminuche Pass area

15 - Campground - You mean something I have to pay for and then deal with other people? I dunno, which wisdom tooth did I most enjoy getting pulled?

16 - free car camping spot - South of US 2 at Marias Pass, MT (there's a pay site there, but a dirt road leads up into free land). Runner-up, the Wal-Mart in Evanston, Wyoming. Isn't "free car camping" redundant?

17 - outdoor crag for sport climbing? Trad climbing? - Can I count ridges in the Gore Range here?

18 - Alpine route - Meaning anything you have to scramble on? Ah, I'll say the Wilson/ED traverse.

19 - Lake - Tahoe

20 - Book on climbing (can be a guidebook as well) - Book, Into Thin Air. Guidebook, Gerry and Jennifer's 13ers.

21 - Concert Venue? Favorite Show? - Venue, Fabric in London. Show, John Digweed at the Hollywood Palace, Los Angeles, 1/1/03

22 - Scenic Byway - I-15 south of Butte, Montana; I-91 in Vermont; Utah 12 (all of it); US 550, Silverton to Ouray. CO 17 on the west side of the Sangres is way underrated.

23 - Highway/Road Pass? Mountain Pass? Something a road goes over, probably Engineer Pass. Any mountain pass, I already said Weminuche.

Feel free to add anything else.

OK... Biggest speed traps: the towns of Alma and Fairplay, and US 6 between Dillon and Keystone. I have never received a speeding ticket in this state (knocks on table), so no grudges or biases, just observation.
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Th' increasing prospects tire our wand'ring eyes,
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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby tommyboy360 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:40 pm

My favs but I’m also going to be a Gloomy Gus and add my worst in each category if it exists.

1 - Mountain Town
No: Georgetown
Yes: Aspen


2 - Place to eat in Mountains? Place to eat in Front Range?
No: Copper Mountain's Imperial Palace. You'll have the place to yourself along with bad asian cuisine! I can’t think of anything worse after a day on the hill... Empty restaurant, poor beer selection and mediocre Asian food.
Yes: Beau Jos. I have my reasons.
Front Range: Steubens


3 - Gear Shop
No: Sports Authority
Yes: Bent Gate


4 - Ski Resort? Sidecountry area? Backcountry area?
No: Breckenridge / Keystone / Pikes Peak. All = Too many gapers and not enough snow.
Yes: Loveland & Aspen Highlands / Wolf Creek, Silverton and Telluride / San Juans

Sorry but this question needs a pass for the out-of-state variety.
Jackson Hole and Snowbird / Alpine Meadows / Donner Pass


5 - 14er
No: Cameron. The Sherm if my NO answer needs to be part of the 53.
Yes: Blanca


6 - 13er
Yes: Coxcomb

7 - 12er
No: New Belgium Sunshine Wheat
Yes: Sopris


10 - Basin
Yes: Arapahoe Basin. The Legend!

12 - overall outdoor company
No: Spyder
Yes: Red Bull


15 - Campground
Yes: My car

16 - free car camping spot
Yes: Anywhere “free” in the mountains is really cool.

17 - outdoor crag for sport climbing? Yes: Shelf Road and Canal Zone in CCC.
Trad climbing? The South Platte. e.g.: Devil’s Head, Thunder Ridge, Turkey Rocks

18 - Alpine route
No: DeCaLiBron
Yes: The Great Traverses


20 - Book on climbing (can be a guidebook as well)
Yes: 14ers.com. A great read. I’ve learned a bunch from this site and forum. Great collaboration of experience, writers and comedy.

21 - Concert Venue? Favorite Show?
No: Pepsi Center
No: Mumford and Sons with 1000s of guys in crocs, cargo shorts and a North Face pull over.
Yes: Red Rocks
Yes: The Cure at Red Rocks


23 - Highway/Road Pass? Mountain Pass?
Yes: Engineer Pass

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Favorite Brewery after a Climb: Trinity
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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby Furthermore » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:11 pm

1 - Mountain Town
Ouray

2 - Place to eat in Mountains? Place to eat in Front Range?
Any brew pub.

3 - Gear Shop
Neptune.

4 - Ski Resort? Sidecountry area? Backcountry area?
A-Basin / San Juans.

5 – 14er
Tie between the Needle/Longs Peak

6 - 13er (Carl Dowdy is exempt from having to answer this one)
Way too many to decide a specific. Some that top the list off the top of my head are Jagged, Emma, Animas, Lizard Head and Peak 11

7 – 12er
Dragons Back (San Juans)

8 - peak below 12k
Independence Monument

9 – Range
San Juans

10 – Basin
Ruby

11 - Wilderness Area
Weminuche

12 - overall outdoor company
Black Diamond.

13 - vehicle for the mountains
Xterra

14 - place to backpack
Weminuche

15 – Campground
Too long since I have used one.

16 - free car camping spot
Any forest service road.

17 - outdoor crag for sport climbing? Trad climbing?
CC for sport since its close to home and Eldo.

18 - Alpine route
Casual Route, Longs.

19 – Lake
The unnamed lake north of Point 13,302.

20 - Book on climbing (can be a guidebook as well)
Roach 14er book. I wouldn't have got started without it.

21 - Concert Venue? Favorite Show?
Gothic/King Crimson

22 - Scenic Byway
The one between Lake City and Silverton.

23 - Highway/Road Pass? Mountain Pass?
Red Mountain Pass.

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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby dehrlich101 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:11 pm

1 - Mountain Town
Silverton

2 - Place to eat in Mountains? Place to eat in Front Range?
Kip's Grill in Creede, Trinity Brewery in Colorado Springs.

3 - Gear Shop
REI

4 - Ski Resort? Sidecountry area? Backcountry area?
Mary Jane/Red Mountain Pass

5 – 14er
Wetterhorn

6 - 13er (Carl Dowdy is exempt from having to answer this one)
Matterhorn Pk was pretty rad

7 – 12er
Kataka Mtn or any of the Mt Evans Wilderness

8 - peak below 12k
Green Mountain (I am on it a lot)

9 – Range
San Juans

10 – Basin
Chicago

11 - Wilderness Area
Weminuche

12 - overall outdoor company
Black Diamond.

13 - vehicle for the mountains
Frontier

14 - place to backpack
Weminuche

15 – Campground
Green Mountain, Silverthorne

16 - free car camping spot
National Forests?

17 - outdoor crag for sport climbing? Trad climbing?
Morrison

18 - Alpine route
N/A

19 – Lake
Blue Lakes by Sneffels

20 - Book on climbing (can be a guidebook as well)
Roach

21 - Concert Venue? Favorite Show?
Red Rocks/ Nine Inch Nails

22 - Scenic Byway
Slumgullion

23 - Highway/Road Pass? Mountain Pass?
Engineer Pass
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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby dwemp6 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:16 am

Love this thread. But unfortunately I have not experienced everything Colorado has to offer as of yet, plus it is difficult for me to decide between one or another so some questions are answered twice.

1 - Mountain Town:
Ouray or Silverton

2 - Place to eat in Mountains? Place to eat in Front Range?
The Sweet Shop in Empire/Oskar Blues

3 - Gear Shop?
Wilderness Exchange or Bent Gate

4 - Ski Resort? Sidecountry area? Backcountry area?
Resort: MJ/A-Basin
Sidecountry: East Wall at A Basin (if that counts)
Back Country: Berthoud Pass

5 - 14er
Holy Cross

6 - 13er (Carl Dowdy is exempt from having to answer this one)
White Dome

7 - 12er


8 - peak below 12k
Estes Cone

9 - Range
San Juans

10 - Basin
Chicago

11 - Wilderness Area
Weminuche

12 - overall outdoor company
Big Fan of Black Diamond

13 - vehicle for the mountains
2006 Jeep Liberty (trying to convince the wife to add a lift)

14 - place to backpack
Continental Divide Trail in San Juans

15 - Campground
330C

16 - free car camping spot
330C

17 - outdoor crag for sport climbing? Trad climbing?

18 - Alpine route
Sawtooth Traverse

19 - Lake
Crater Lakes

20 - Book on climbing (can be a guidebook as well)
No Short Cuts to the Top by Ed Viesturs/14ers.com is my guide book

21 - Concert Venue? Favorite Show?
Red Rocks, of course/Umphrey' McGee with Galactic

22 - Scenic Byway
285 from Denver to Alamosa

23 - Highway/Road Pass? Mountain Pass?
Million Dollar Hwy out of Ouray

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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby BVGaper » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:23 am

1 - Mountain Town
CB

2 - Place to eat in Mountains? Place to eat in Front Range?
Little Annie's in Aspen, Rudy's in CO Springs

3 - Gear Shop
The Ute

4 - Ski Resort? Sidecountry area? Backcountry area?
Aspen Highlands, Monarch Pass

5 – 14er
Castle

6 - 13er
Jones Mountain B

7 – 12er
N/A

8 - peak below 12k
Sleeping Indian

9 – Range
Elk

10 – Basin
Missouri

11 - Wilderness Area
Maroon Bells Snowmass

12 - overall outdoor company
BD/North Face

13 - vehicle for the mountains
'89 Jeep Cherokee

14 - place to backpack
Most places in the White River

15 – Campground
N/A

16 - free car camping spot
Anywhere off Lincoln Creek

17 - outdoor crag for sport climbing? Trad climbing?
Monitor Rock/Transmitter Tower

18 - Alpine route
N/A

19 – Lake
Cathedral Lake

20 - Book on climbing (can be a guidebook as well)
Dawson's 14er guides.

21 - Concert Venue? Favorite Show?
CO-The Ogden - Bayside & Taking Back Sunday
Otherwise, The Crowbar in State College, PA - Brand New

22 - Beer?
CO - Elevation's First Cask IPA
Overall - Terrapin's Rye Squared
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