Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Phish - Broomfield, CO 10/11/2010

Phish came to the 1st Bank Center just down the street from Boulder for a three night stand and I was one of the lucky people to get tickets to one of those nights. It was a pretty amazing show, and Shondia and I got closer than I have ever been for them. Only a handful of people stood between us and the band for the second set.
It was amazing to be so close and actually be able to watch their hands picking and slapping individual strings.
Sadly, my iPhone is a pretty poor substitute for a camera and these are the only images I even tried to take. How I wish I could get a pass to take my 5D to a show and patrol the outskirts of the stage...
Set 1:
Runaway Jim
Back on the Train
Wolfman's Brother
Halley's Comet
What Things Seem
The Squirming Coil
Run Like an Antelope

Set 2:
Golden Age
Camel Walk
Gotta Jibboo
Wading in the Velvet Sea
Backwards Down the Number Line

Sleeping Monkey
Tweezer Reprise

Friday, October 8, 2010

October Climbing

It's been a warm October in Boulder so far and I was excited to go climbing in the canyon this weekend. I went up with Eric and did my first multi-pitch routes. It was extremely good to get back on the rock after so long. Just to get away from the hustle of people is a blessing. Halfway up I realized I had forgot my iPhone in my back pocket, so I was able to get this picture at the top while anchored to the wall.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Mount Audubon

Before I got all distracted by a forest fire raging in the foothills of Boulder, I had gone on a wonderful sunrise hike up Mount Audubon with my Uncle and a couple of people from work. Leaving the house at 4am, we headed up to Brainard Lake and began the hike under clear skies and bright stars. I did not have my camera at the time, but I managed to get a few pictures on other cameras and transfer them to my computer.
Reaching the saddle along the approach to the summit, we paused to eat breakfast and watch the sun climb above the horizon to greet the day.
Me on the summit at 13,221 feet, bracing myself against the wind.
Mount Audubon is situated East of the continental divide, and inside Indian Peaks Wilderness. To the North, in the picture above, is Rocky Mountain National Park and Longs Peak.
At the summit, we hunkered down for a while in one of the wind shelters built from the rubble composed peak and ate handfuls of trail mix and a power bar or two. In the back are the rugged peaks of Indian Peaks Wilderness, and Caribou Lake, where Shondia and I had backpacked several weeks earlier.
Indian Peaks Wilderness from the summit of Mount Audobon.

Looking back up at the summit on the way down. Mount Audubon is a fairly easy hike and a good place to get a view of the land and plan future summits.