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Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Pagosa Springs, Colorado

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado ( http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=30437, Southwest Colorado, USA. New Life in Colorado: Chronicle 26 – Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf and Prince Cian. Adventures in Colorado. Photos taken February 2017. To read the adventures, visit http://www.technogypsie.com/chronicles/?p=21965. To read reviews, visit: www.technogypsie.com/reviews. All photos and articles (c) 2017 Technogypsie.com – by Leaf McGowan and Thomas Baurley. All rights reserved. www.technogypsie.com/photography

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Wolf Creek, Colorado

Wolf Creek, Colorado

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Wolf Creek, Colorado ( http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=30441) – New Life in Colorado: Chronicle 26 – Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf and Prince Cian. Adventures in Colorado. Photos taken February 2017. To read the adventures, visit http://www.technogypsie.com/chronicles/?p=21965. To read reviews, visit: www.technogypsie.com/reviews. All photos and articles (c) 2017 Technogypsie.com – by Leaf McGowan and Thomas Baurley. All rights reserved. www.technogypsie.com/photography

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Merritt’s Nature Track, Thredbo, Australia

Merritt’s Nature Track
* Thredbo, New South Wales, Australia * http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/kosciuszko-np-south/merrits-nature-track.html *

Just from the heart of Thredbo lies a splendid little hiking trail called “Merritts Nature Track” which works its way up the skiing and bobsledding trails of Mt. Kosciuszko. It takes about 2 1/2 hours to hike the trail from Thredbo Village and runs about 3.7 km through the Kosciuszko National Park. It consists of a 64 meter climb exploring the native bushland around the ski resort and slopes. You can hike it from the village up along the Kosciuszko Express chairlift line up the hill, near the Eagles Nest restaurant, winding through a snow gum forest, following ski runs and bush tracks back down the hill. It also walks alongside parts of the popular Thredbo Bobsled tubes and goes up around the back of the village’s tennis courts. Nice hike. Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Thredbo

Thredbo
New South Wales, Australia

In the heart of the Snowy Mountains lies the sportsman’s paradise known as “Thredbo Village” – a pseudo-skiier’s paradise and resort town. A small town of approximately 450+ inhabitants, the resort can sleep over 4,000. Thredbo has the longest and most easily accessible ski runs in Australia where it boasts of over 700,000 winter enthusiasts a year. During the summer season, it is a hotspot of activity for hikers, rock climbers, fishers, and cross country cyclists. Each year it has a Blue’s festival during the summer months. Originally the town was developed as a place to live during the construction of the Snowy Mountain’s Hydro Elecric Scheme. It is modelled after most European ski resorts where the town meets the slopes. It boasts 14 lifts, over 50 ski runs, and has the steepest overall terrain in all of mainland Australia with the highest lift point with slopes ranging from green to blue to black diamond. Village has a free shutle bus service to link the resort with the lodges, the Valley Terminal, and Friday Flat. In 1997 a major landslide killed 18 people in Thredbo when the Bimbadeen and Carinya lodges collapsed.

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Glacier Park

Welcome to British Columbia
Driving in Glacier Park

Glacier Park in
British Columbia:

In the Eastern region of British Columbia stands the beautiful Glacier Park. This Provincial and Canadian National Park is one of the wonders of British Columbia. Completely pocketed with giant mountains with glaciers cradling most of them, this Park of beauties is definitely the place to spend a camping and outdoor vacation. Remember to dress warm, for it can be quite cold in some parts of the park even in the center of Summer.

Glaciers

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Cypress Mountain (Vancouver, B.C.)

Cypress Mountain

Cypress Mountain is a fabulous resort for the ski enthusiast. Not quite Whistler/Blackcomb, Mt. St. Anne, or Mt. Baker, Cypress is a top-dog resort however for a local mountain resort servicing Vancouver, British Columbian ski enthusiasts. Good prices, not too crowded, and skiing from morning till around 11 pm at night, this winter wonderland will enchant you for sure. Best of the three Vancouver ski triads (Mt. Seymour, Grouse, and Cypress) … Cypress is accessible from downtown Vancouver in a 20 minute car drive depending on Lion’s gate bridge traffic. It’s also accessible by shuttle from downtown.

Official Cypress Mountain website: http://www.cypressmountain.com/
Conditions: http://www.cypressmountain.com/conditions.html

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Snowshoeing at Mueller State Park (Colorado)


Mueller State Park, Colorado

Snow-Shoeing at Mueller State Park, Colorado
Mueller State Park, Colorado
http://parks.state.co.us/parks/mueller/

Just down the road from the infamous mining and gambling town of Cripple Creek as well as ‘Divide’ Colorado is a 5,112 acre tract Colorado State Park called “Mueller State Park”. This wonderful Park boasts over 55 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and snoe showing. THe Park is also notorious for horseback riding, camping year-round, hunting, snow-shoeing, sledding, snowtubing, and cross country skiing. Mueller is home to the black bear, eagles, hawks, Bighorn Sheep, and Elk amongst many other critters. The park has over 132 campsites, 16 of which are open for winter camping. There are also 3 cabins for rent year-round. Pets are welcomed in the campgrounds, picnic areas, and along the park’s roads, but not on the hiking trails. Average park elevation is 9,600 feet above sea level. All trails are for hiking and snow shoeing, while there are 27 miles available for horseback riding and 19 miles for mountain biking. Stunning views.

I visited this park on March 28th (2010) for my 2nd day of my virgin snow shoeing experience and found this Park and its trails, even in March, to be most excellent for snow sports especially snow shoeing. I took a nice 3 mile jaunt down Elk Meadow and very pleased with the scenery, trail, and terrain. The snow and trail was perfect. I will definitely be back. Snow shoeing is a type of footwear for walking over snow by distributing equally a person’s weight so one doesn’t sink into the snow. Rating: 5 stars out of 5.


Mueller State Park, Colorado

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Mueller State Park (Colorado)


Mueller State Park, Colorado

Mueller State Park, Colorado
http://parks.state.co.us/parks/mueller/

Just down the road from the infamous mining and gambling town of Cripple Creek as well as ‘Divide’ Colorado is a 5,112 acre tract Colorado State Park called “Mueller State Park”. This wonderful Park boasts over 55 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and snoe showing. THe Park is also notorious for horseback riding, camping year-round, hunting, snow-shoeing, sledding, snowtubing, and cross country skiing. Mueller is home to the black bear, eagles, hawks, Bighorn Sheep, and Elk amongst many other critters. The park has over 132 campsites, 16 of which are open for winter camping. There are also 3 cabins for rent year-round. Pets are welcomed in the campgrounds, picnic areas, and along the park’s roads, but not on the hiking trails. Average park elevation is 9,600 feet above sea level. All trails are for hiking and snow shoeing, while there are 27 miles available for horseback riding and 19 miles for mountain biking. Stunning views. Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.


Mueller State Park, Colorado


Mueller State Park, Colorado

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Fort Carson Recreation Center (Fort Carson, Colorado)

Fort Carson Recreation Center

* http://www.mwrfortcarson.com/recreation-and-sports.php * Equipment Checkout Center * Building 2429, Specker Avenue * Fort Carson, Colorado * 80913 * Phone: 526-1993 * Fax: 524-3211 * Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Closed on Sunday, Monday, and all federal holidays. *

A great and affordable service center for the outdoor recreationist who has a military connection. Available to service DoD military personnel and families, civilians, and contractors – this fabulous resource is open through the week tuesdays through saturdays with a nice small-scale REI-styled equipment shop and full scale equiptment rental office. They offer at downright cheap prices amazing service and the gear you need for any outdoor adventure – skis, snowboards, snowshoes, bicycles, sports equipment (softball kits, soccer balls, basket balls, tennis rackets, etc.) entertainment, party & event equipment (including dunk tanks, inflatable Jump castles and slides) camping, hunting & fishing equipment, all season equipment (grills, pig roasters, coolers, banquet tables & chairs), flat bed utility trailers, pop-up A-frame campers, bass type fishing boats, pontoon boats & canoes. I’ve used them twice to this date – for skis over a weekend ($26 for boots, skis, and poles covered from friday through tuesday) and snowshoes & poles ($12 for saturday-tuesday). Quick, efficient, and well laid out. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. As long as I’m working for the military, I’ll be using them. Rating: 5 stars out of 5.

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