A river runs through it

A scoot up the road to Breckenridge was in order today. A short ride, warm-ish in the still air. Breckenridge was there, just as it was during my snow skiing years, another lifetime. But A river was noted! And a river walk! All snow and ice in the winter, I do not remember it.

Definitely a resort and tourist destination. The crowd was definitely young, many young families. A Mexican lunch was enjoyed, a duck quesadilla. The description had other adjectives of course, but after taking time to grab a milk shake while strolling through town I forgot them. The quesadilla was tasty but it had an after glow as it sat a little heavily on my stomach.  Duck. I remember, now. But the short day trip was enjoyed nonetheless.

I took a survey on a computer. For taking it I got to spin a wheel of fortune for a prize. I told the lady I wanted the cap. I spun. She gave me a Breckenridge cap. I think my level 2 spin was probably good for a plastic necklace. I did not win the 4-night free vacation in a local resort. The instructions for the survey implied there were all kinds of question choices coming. I was only asked for name, phone, zip, salary range and age range. When I entered 65+, it said goodbye and thanks. But I was given my free hat.

Browsing a real estate broker window, I saw a price of several million, and though it was for the whole town. But upon closer reading it was a single residence. I then lost interest.

Here are a couple of shots of Blue River running through the town, along the river walk. Tourist peeps and dogs were enjoying it.

Tourists frolicking in Blue River

A dog does more resting than frolicking

A P.S. to Bob S. – There are mountain trails and mountain gals in Summit County just waiting for you! But the cute freckled red head young lady might have been a little too young, so I did not give her your phone number. A simple goog to “summit county mountain bike trails” should give you plenty reading.

Tags: Breckenridge CO, Summit County CO

A few Frisco camping pics

It is a disappointment. The entire area of this CG has been deforested for safety because of a diseased forest. Stumps abound. I can only imagine how pretty the CG was before. A few pics of Peak One CG located at Frisco, CO. Fortunately a reasonable quantity of sites have been exempted from the reservation system, but of course they are the inferior sites.

Barth resting on site

There is a lake out there somewhere

Despite the clouds, some sun did get through

Tags: Frisco CO, Peak One Campground, Summit County CO

Departed Denver in search of cooler weather – found it!

Arrived at Peak One primitive CG near Frisco on the Dillon Reservoir. Nice relatively short  drive from Denver, day-tripish, except that the mountains were attention-demanding in the Barth.

I stopped at the NFS info center in Dillon to get info about the likely camp grounds for my needs. They were very informative and gave me a good area map. Fortunately a suitable site just became empty before my arrival. Open area due to disease wiping out most of the trees. The reservoir is in sight, but the site is not on the lake. Just as well as I do not have to put up with those pesky fishermen!

I am just a few miles from multiple ski areas, Breckenridge being nearby. I may scoot to some of the ski area villages while here and have some exceptionally expensive and mediocre meals.

Pics later.

Tags: Frisco CO, Summit County CO