Snow Days in Denver


Snow days for educators mean work a little, sleep a little, watch something brainless, shovel, drink hot chocolate, and if you can, get out into your neighborhood for some kick-and-glide with a good friend. Three miles around Sloan’s Lake for some bonding, meditation, exercise, and quiet beauty.

Cross-Country Skiing in Leadville


 

Serene Scenery

There’s still a gritty side left to Leadville, Colorado. I return to this old mining town at least once a season to soak in the high altitude air and get my sport on. This time it was cross-country skiing along Turquoise Lake. Although the snow was soft, the skies were blue until the storm moved in the last three songs of my 75-minute jaunt.

Twas peaceful, just me and the ice-fishermen. Photo essay tells the story.

The lake in winter
Behold Mt. Massive
Freshly groomed track for the last 3 songs
"The sky darkened on time" -Elvis Costello