Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fall Colors Weston Pass in Colorado

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If your in South Park Colorado and you want to go to Leadville just several miles away as the crow flies, be prepared for a long drive all the way around the mountain range, or you can take the short cut through the Pike National Forest up and over the pass. The most well known pass is 13,185' Mosquito Pass but that requires 4-wheel drive and we just have a van. So we opted for the lesser known vehicular pass to the South, the old stage coach road called Weston Pass. The east side of Weston Pass is much better maintained than the west side.

narrow rough road weston pass colorado
Weston Pass is a fairly rough road
fall colors weston pass colorado
sign at the top of weston pass in colorado
fall colors on weston pass in colorado
fall aspen leaves in full color colorado
gold aspen trees on weston pass in colorado
winding weston pass in colorado
stream weston pass colorado
aspen panorama weston pass colorado
weston pass colorado
reddish aspen leaves
weston pass scenic vista
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wormtown 2010


wormtown bonfire

The worms really know how to throw a party, and this years Wormtown Festival was a major rager. We were invited to share a booth with one of the top vendors on the circuit, Rachel and Sage of Fringe Jewelry. They specialize in a variety of different jewelry styles from sterling silver and body jewelry, to earthy tribal designs. Rachel has a wonderful setup and she vend's at virtually every major music festival out east. Of course we accept the invite and set up our stuff. We had a wonderful weekend, Sage's mom Karen from Arkansas was there and she was such a refreshing spirit. She is a hippie from back in the day and her spiritual outlook was light and refreshing. She owns a place in Arkansas which is located in the heart of quartz crystal country.

wormtown music stage area
Hanging around the festival
jack at wormtown
Jack M.
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Rachel
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Booth Setup
jack at wormtown festival
Jack on the Bike in the Woods Camping

rachel of fringe jewelry
Rachel of Fringe Jewelry in the Booth
karma clenser at wormtown
Karma Klense
jack vending booth wormtown
Jack Murray
rachel and karen
Rachel & Karen

zen rocks piiled up in river
Zen Rock Display in Creek

zen rocks in river
The Creek at Wormtown

jack riding bike at wormtown
Jack on his electric bike in the woods camping at Wormtown

main campfire at wormtown
The Bonfire
jack on the van roof strapping down coolers
Jack up on the roof of the van strapping stuff down.
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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Chillin' at The Catskill Music Festival

sim redmond band at catskill chill music festivalIt's Saturday and the second day of a short 2 day music festival in the Catskill Mountains of New York. The weather today at the Catskill Chill is awesome, the clouds have burned off and the music line-up for today is great. I'm looking forward to several really good acts today including everybody's' favorite one man band, the incomparable Keller Williams, Pink Floydish Particle and one of U-Melt's last live performances.

It's Saturday and the second day of a short 2 day music festival in the Catskill Mountains of New York. The weather today at the Catskill Chill is awesome, the clouds have burned off and the music line-up for today is great. I'm looking forward to several really good acts today including everybody's' favorite one man band, the incomparable Keller Williams, Pink Floydish Particle and one of U-Melt's last live performances. Looks like it's filled in quite a bit and folks are up here just for the day, but they say it's still not anything like the attendance the Catskill harvest festival used to draw. They have 2 stages set up and they are both covered yet they have open air sides for an outdoorsy feel. The main stage has covered bleacher seating and the music sounds good. The first band I wanted to catch today was up rather early, they're called Sim Redmond Band, if you haven't heard their music they sound a little like Fleetwood Mac with Christine McVee. I think their song "Save Me" as well as a few others they do could be a big hit nationally because they are sort of catchy.

sim redmond band



jounce at catskill chill

Fringe Jewelry Festival Booth










Sage and her Mom


rachel's fringe jewelry festival vendors booth













keller williams at catskill chill




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Keller Williams on stage at Catskill Chill




u-melt at catskill chill



catskill chill camping
sage and her mom from arkansas
Sage and her mom Karen

jack and sage
Jack and Sage


jack and sage hugging

Monday, September 06, 2010

New at Ace of Diamonds Herkimer Mine

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After the moe.down festival we camped at Ted's ACE of DIAMONDS HERKIMER MINE and found a bunch of Herkimer Diamonds today, in fact we've been there previously, but this time we found more than ever before! How come? Well, there's lots of activity going on out at the Ace of Diamonds Herkimer Mine right now, and that's good for rock hounds in search of Herkimer Diamonds. Ted, the Ace of Diamonds Herkimer mine owner has brought out the heavy equipment and he's screening through years of mine tailing's and making it easier than ever to find herkimer diamonds in the piles of newly sifted material.
jack mining herkimer diamonds from screened material
Jack sifting through the screened material
I don't know how long this is going to last, but you should head up there while the gettin' is good.
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Jack
camping at the Ace of Diamonds Mine
Dan Jack and Rachel at Ace of Diamonds Mine
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Herkimer Diamond from Ace of Diamonds Mine


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