March 23, 2014

Boulder panorama.



Meade shot this last Monday — 360° from a vantage point near the Sunrise Amphitheater above Boulder, Colorado. I'm visible at one point.

17 comments:

Ann Althouse said...

The music is just something licensed in iMovie (called "Stepping Out").

vicari valdez said...

wow, beautiful view! definitely have to make my way out there some time.

Michael said...

Mountain lion country.

Ann Althouse said...

@Michael Yeah, I have some photos of signs warning about mountain lions.

Hunter said...

Not sure if you knew, but the street leading to Flagstaff mountain (Baseline Road) derives its name from running along the 40th parallel. Before Colorado was organized as a territory, the 40th parallel separated the Kansas and Nebraska territories.

Michael said...

Professor.

"The Beast in the Garden" is a must read for people who have stood where you and Meade stood.

rhhardin said...

Mountains are depressing. You have to walk all the way down again.

What you want is a great flat land with views from horizon to horizon.

rhhardin said...

Richard Epstein podcast on Obama's state of the union address, noticing that Obama has an IQ of 7.

Ann Althouse said...

"Mountains are depressing. You have to walk all the way down again."

Actually, we drove up. And we drove back down again. We walked around at a level of the mountain that we chose.

Paco Wové said...

That wasn't 360°! More like 190°.

Ann Althouse said...

"That wasn't 360°! More like 190°."

It absolutely was 360°!

Look closely. The very tall mountains in the background (snow-covered behind the foreground mountains) are visible at the very beginning and then at the end.

chrisnavin.com said...

Old Cookie once told me how he clean lost his thumb.

He was rinsing some mess plates down in Cooper's wash, when he heard some rustling in the brush some ways distance.

By the time he looked up, One-Eye was on top of him. 150 pounds of grizzled sumbitch mountain screamer. The Union City cattle-killer.

They wrastled and rolled and the way Cookie tells it, that cat bit something fierce. Mountain devil.

For some reason One Eye suddenly let go, screaming and hissing, ears flat on his skull. Each staring the other down in stunned retreat.

Nothing to explain that.

After a minute or so, Cookie said he felt a throbbing and a wetness and his thumb and joint just gone.

It was all the talk around camp for a week.

chrisnavin.com said...

Goldarnit!

Larry Day said...

From the age of 20 until my late 30s I lived for climbing, guiding in Colorado,Wyoming, Alaska, Mexico and Argentina. The crags around Boulder, the Flatirons, Eldorado Canyon and Boulder Canyon were heaven on earth to me. It wasn't a bad way to spend my youth.

Paco Wové said...

Ok, I grudgingly concede error.

Titus said...

Where are the people? It is so expansive. I generally hate being around tons of people but yet I could not live somewhere not surrounded by tons of people.

Sometimes I want to pick my nose outside, but I can't because there is a bike, a person, or car cumming. Mass is one of the most congested states in the country-we are tiny in terms land so we are on TOP of each other.

I do think I could have a place on the weekend where there is few people though. Ptown and Ogunquit would not be that place because they are teaming with people.

Right now I seee people in the units across from me, and cars everywhere and bikes and walkers and people leaving restaurants-I like the energy.

I am thinking of weekend cottage in Bathe Maine or Williams Mass.

RazorSharpSundries said...

@25 seconds: The Blogger Who Fell To Earth.