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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby speth » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:30 am

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


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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby BVGaper » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:17 pm

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


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Good call, Speth! We're a long way from the motherland. Definitely an upgrade from WPa.
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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby JE242 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:48 pm

Where yinz from?

So did they demolish the original Crowbar? I played there in 1996 and saw many good shows there throughout the years. I loved the layout/crusty vibe of that place.

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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby mtnview » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:46 pm

Well I haven't made it to SW Colorado nor the Colorado Springs area so from a more limited perspective here's what I like so far.

1 - Mountain Town
Estes Park and Aspen honorable mention Leadville

2 - Place to eat in Mountains? Place to eat in Front Range?
TommyKnockers at Idaho Springs plus Chipotle Grill in Loveland

3 - Gear Shop
Boulder - where you can shop REI, Montbell, North Face, Patagonia and Neptune in one day

4 - Ski Resort? Sidecountry area? Backcountry area?
N/A

5 - 14er
Longs Peak

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

7 - 12er
Mt Richthofen - an infrequently mentioned peak but a real gem!
http://www.truedino.com/mtrichthofen.htm

8 - peak below 12k
Twin Peaks across from Longs Peak

9 - Range
Attracted to the San Juans, just haven't made it there, so Sawatch for now

10 - Basin
N/A

11 - Wilderness Area
N/A

12 - overall outdoor company
Patagonia and Marmot, honorable mention Black Diamond

13 - vehicle for the mountains
Suburu Forester or Jeep Patriot (reasonable gas mileage with some off-road abilities)

14 - place to backpack
N/A

15 - Campground
Chalk Creek Campground near Nathrop and Buena Vista

16 - free car camping spot
most 14er trailheads :)
A few good spots by the Shavano/Tabegauche TH if you don't mind the odd cow.

17 - outdoor crag for sport climbing? Trad climbing?
N/A

18 - Alpine route
Attracted to the photos I've seen of the Arapahoe traverse, one day soon!

19 - Lake
N/A

20 - Book on climbing (can be a guidebook as well)
K2 Triumph and Tragedy by Jim Curran
Everest Kangshung Face by Stephen Venables

21 - Concert Venue? Favorite Show?
Generally, mostly avoid Hellavision or Unholywood!

22 - Scenic Byway
Trail Ridge Road in RMNP

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

Postby Breebee » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:55 pm

These are mine! What is your favorite of the following :

1 - Mountain Town: Buena Vista or Breck.

2 - Place to eat in Mountains? Place to eat in Front Range? Mountains: Buffalo Restaurant Idaho Springs. Front Range:Buffalo Wild Wings

3 - Gear Shop: No preference.

4 - Ski Resort? Sidecountry area? Backcountry area? Never skied/boarded

5 - 14er: I've only hiked Quandary, but havea feeling La Plata this summer will beat it.

6 - 13er (Carl Dowdy is exempt from having to answer this one): HAve yet to hike one! Aiming for Eva, Perry and James this summer.

7 - 12er Cant think of the name of any.

8 - peak below 12k- Bergen peak

9 - Range-Sawatch

10 - Basin-Mineral Basin in Buena Vista

11 - Wilderness Area-Dont know nay names.

12 - overall outdoor company-Columbia and North side

13 - vehicle for the mountains-I have a Trail Blazer and a Yamaha Blaster

14 - place to backpack-never been!

15 - Campground- Dont do 'em, but if I had to pick I would say the Sand Dunes.

16 - free car camping spot-LOVE Mineral Basin in Buena Vista!

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

18 - Alpine route-Not sure

19 - Lake: Lost Lake, Buena Vista

20 - Book on climbing (can be a guidebook as well)-none yet

21 - Concert Venue? Favorite Show? Red Rocks! Switchfoot

22 - Scenic Byway: Peak to Peak is nice
23 - Highway/Road Pass? Mountain Pass? : Independence Pass or Cottonwood Pass

Feel free to add anything else.[/quote]
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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby clemsonmtneer » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:49 am

lordhelmut wrote:Very slow day at work, figured its a good time to start a general thread on all things sweet in Colorado (CO only). What is your favorite of the following :

1 - Mountain Town
Crested Butte


2 - Place to eat in Mountains? Place to eat in Front Range?
Mountains - Mountain Rose Cafe in Winter Park for breakfast (bacon cakes!!!), Denver - tie between Ale House at Amato's and Jerusalem


3 - Gear Shop
Bent Gate


4 - Ski Resort? Sidecountry area? Backcountry area?
Steamboat


5 - 14er
Longs Peak, Crestones, Wetterhorn Peak


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


7 - 12er
Mt. Toll


8 - peak below 12k
Green Mtn (Boulder)


9 - Range
Indian Peaks, Gores, Sangres


10 - Basin
Arapahoe


11 - Wilderness Area
Indian Peaks, Eagle's Nest


12 - overall outdoor company
don't have a true favorite


13 - vehicle for the mountains
4-Runner


14 - place to backpack
anywhere


15 - Campground
free ones


16 - free car camping spot
Sawatch Range back roads


17 - outdoor crag for sport climbing? Trad climbing?
not a climber


18 - Alpine route
limited alpine experience


19 - Lake
Blue Lake, Snowmass Lake


20 - Book on climbing (can be a guidebook as well)
Front Range Ski Descents, Dawson's 14er books


21 - Concert Venue? Favorite Show?
Ogden


22 - Scenic Byway
Rabbit Ears Pass, Loveland Pass, Independence Pass, Berthoud Pass, Trail Ridge during non-tourist season


23 - Highway/Road Pass? Mountain Pass?
see above


Feel free to add anything else.

Favorite mountain biking areas - Buffalo Creek, Crested Butte, Vail, Lair o' the Bear

Favorite no-frills ski area - Loveland

Favorite backcountry ski descent - Mt. Toll, Mt. Emmons/Red Lady Bowl

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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby tlongpine » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:31 am

Mountain Town? Durango
Place to eat in Mountains? Upper South Colony Lake, at sunrise.
Place to eat in Front Range? Denver Biscuit Company
Gear Shop? Craigslist
Ski Resort? Vail
Sidecountry area? A-Basin
Backcountry area? Depends on the season.
14er? Crestone Peak
13er? Grenadiers
12er?
Peak below 12k? Flagstaff Mountain, on my bike.
Range? Sangres
Basin? Colony Lakes
Wilderness Area? Maroon Bells / Snowmass.
Overall outdoor company? Whoever sends me free gear.
Vehicle for the mountains? My 29'er.
Place to backpack? San Juans.
Campground? For very personal reasons, White Ranch Open Space
Free car camping spot? A-Basin Lot.
Outdoor crag for sport climbing? North Side of Boulder Canyon
Trad climbing? Ellingwood Arete.
Alpine route? Wherever there is ice.
Lake? Lower South Colony Lake
Book on climbing? Mountaineering: the Freedom of this Hills
Concert Venue? Red Rocks
Scenic Byway? San Juan Skyway
Highway/Road Pass? Independence Pass

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Beer: Ska, True Blonde
Best high speed list: Earl's Express
Best Two Seat lift: Pallavicini
Favorite mountain biking Trails: Trail 401, Indian Creek, Monarch Crest
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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby Codys14ers » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:11 pm

1 - Mountain Town - Lake City

2 - Place to eat in Mountains? Place to eat in Front Range?
Subway, in Fairplay, just because. As for the Front Range, The Buckhorn Exchange
3 - Gear Shop

4 - Ski Resort? Sidecountry area? Backcountry area?
Winter Park
5 - 14er
So far Uncompahgre
6 - 13er (Carl Dowdy is exempt from having to answer this one)
Mount Audubon
7 - 12er
Buffalo Peaks
8 - peak below 12k
Twin Sisters
9 - Range
Flattops
10 - Basin

11 - Wilderness Area
Buffalo Peaks Wilderness
12 - overall outdoor company
REI
13 - vehicle for the mountains
1991 Jeep Cherokee
14 - place to backpack
Missouri Gulch
15 - Campground
One that nobody else is at
16 - free car camping spot
see above
17 - outdoor crag for sport climbing? Trad climbing?
N/A
18 - Alpine route
N/A
19 - Lake
Taylor Res, Lost Lakes
20 - Book on climbing (can be a guidebook as well)
Freedom of the Hills
21 - Concert Venue? Favorite Show?
Red Rocks
22 - Scenic Byway
anything in the mountains
23 - Highway/Road Pass? Mountain Pass?
Cottonwood Pass, Elk
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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby winmag4582001 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:53 pm

1 - Mountain Town: Anaconda and Missula Montana

2 - Place to eat in Mountains? Dairy King in Empire CO

3 - Gear Shop: Backcountry.com

4 - Ski Resort? Keystone

5 - 14er: Huron

6 - 13er: North Star Peak, took four attempts to bag it this winter.

7 - 12er: Kingston

8 - peak below 12k: Mt St Helens

9 - Range-Sawatch

10 - Basin-Chicago

11 - Wilderness Area-Indian Peaks

12 - overall outdoor company- The North Face

13 - vehicle for the mountains-Subaru Forester!!!!!!!!!!!

14 - place to backpack- Lone Eagle Peak from Monarch Lake

15 - Campground- Horse thief in Deadwood SD

16 - free car camping spot- Anywhere

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

18 - Alpine route-Not sure

19 - Lake: Yankee Doodle

20 - Book on climbing (can be a guidebook as well): Into Thin Air

21 - Concert Venue? Favorite Show? Red Rocks when they have "Movie on the rocks" and it was Goonies!

22 - Scenic Byway: Peak to Peak

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

Postby summit2sea » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:27 am

1 - Mountain Town: Westcliffe (family has lived there for about 125 years...I'm biased)

2 - Place to eat in Mountains? Red Lion Restaurant (Boulder Canyon)

3 - Gear Shop: Neptune in Boulder

4 - Ski Resort? Keystone

5 - 14er: Uncompahgre Peak

6 - 13er: Spread Eagle

7 - 12er: Pagosa Peak

8 - peak below 12k: Mt Etna

9 - Range- Sangre de Cristo

10 - Basin- Yankee Boy

11 - Wilderness Area- Lost Creek

12 - overall outdoor company- North Face (I know it's a little cliche but their gear has held up to a lot of my abuse)

13 - vehicle for the mountains- My old boxy Jeep Cherokee Sport

14 - place to backpack- Rocky Mtn NP

15 - Campground- Cold Springs Campground, Sequoia NP

16 - free car camping spot- Elbert Trailhead Parking Lot

17 - outdoor crag for sport climbing? Trad climbing? N/A

18 - Alpine route-

19 - Lake: Lakes of the Clouds

20 - Book on climbing (can be a guidebook as well): Mountaineering: TheFreedom of the Hills

21 - Concert Venue? Favorite Show? Red Rocks: Big Head Todd (gotta cheer for the home team)

22 - Scenic Byway: Million Dollar Highway (US 550)

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

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