July 2, 2014

July landscape.



17 comments:

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Please be careful of the harsh sun when in CO.

tim in vermont said...

Travel can be pretty cool, can't it?

Rusty said...

Oh look. More trees. And some boulders.

Saint Croix said...

I don't think I've ever offered any kind of opinion on illegal immigration. I'm full of mixed emotions about it.

But I feel differently about all the underage children coming over the border without their parents. I am full of outrage about that.

Barack Obama, thinking like a terrorist, has decided to use children to win the battle over illegal immigration. And he has basically invited all the children of Mexico and South America to come here illegally, if you want to. That's Obama's intentional policy. "Do it for the children!"

It's a clusterfuck of stupidity and evil.

Eric Cantor, the dumb ass who signed on to Obama's idea ("let's do it for the children!") got his ass fired. Good!

Have you been paying attention to the refugee camps the Obama administration is creating in our country? Refugee camps! In the USA! Kids-only refugee camps. I charge the Obama administration with inviting this fiasco, hoping to use outrage to make them all citizens. He is the Community-Organizer-Scumbag-of-the-Century.

F said...

Boulder, I'll bet. Flatirons.

carrie said...

Saint Croix--if it was possible to like a comment, I'd like your comment. First, Occupy Wall Street and now Occupy America (Forever).

Hagar said...

Watched Megyn Kelly with Bill Ayers last night.

That is one sick puppy!

The other thing I got to thinking about is how much Obama is like Ayers, or rather traveling the same road. Obama is "clean and articulate," etc., as Joe Biden put it, very much the young junior law professor from Harvard, and much more plausible, but there somehow definitely is a relationship between the way they think and act, I think.

"Leading from behind" is vintage Ayers leading the Weatherman, for example.

Larry Day said...

Yep, those are the flatirons. The Boulder area features some of the best rock climbing in the world. I spent many years in the area happily climbing the flatirons and other features there. There's a spectacular area just a little south of those thumb-like rocks known as Eldorado Canyon. I lived for those bullet hard sandstone walls. Many of the best days of my life were spent "hanging out" there. I loved the alternative world I lived in back then.

Michael said...

Careful of the lions.

Meade said...

Rusty said...
"Oh look. More trees. And some boulders."

Show a little awe, Rusty. Some of those boulders are more than a billion years old. I'll bet THEY have seen some climate changes. Did you know that skunk cabbage plants live for more than a thousand years?

Simon said...

It is shocking how fast you go from the fringes of Boulder to the uninhabited foothills. But that just makes it easy for those of who live in the fringe to go for hikes.

Rusty said...

Meade said...
Rusty said...
"Oh look. More trees. And some boulders."

Show a little awe,

No. I don't wanna.

Rusty. Some of those boulders are more than a billion years old. I'll bet THEY have seen some climate changes. Did you know that skunk cabbage plants live for more than a thousand years?

Prolly because with a name like "skunk cabbage" nothing will go near them.

As for the boulders. They're rocks. They're supposed to be old.
They get all involved with climate change and shit and turn into sand. Sand is very old mountains.




Darin said...

I grew up in the foothills not too far from there. That little rock jetting out/up is called Devil's Thumb

Zeb Quinn said...

You guys need to find some new states to visit on your annual trek. Colorado is a beautiful state, no question, but it is far from the most beautiful. Ahead of Colorado: Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii. There may be others.

Hagar said...

Everything in the universe is about 14 billion years old (the science is settled!). As concrete substances, everything on earth is about 4.65 billion years old, just recycled a few times.
It is doubtful that anything seen in these photos has not been recycled at least once in the last billion years.

Larry Day said...

Darin, The next leaning spire south of Devil's Thumb is the Maiden. The severely overhanging West Overhang (5.11) is about as fine a rock climb as I ever did.

Larry Day said...

Go here http://www.mountainproject.com/v/107341270 for an interesting perspective on those leaning spires on the horizon. I can't tell you how wonderful it was to experience those places first hand.