|Weston Pass is a fairly rough road|
Thursday, September 30, 2010
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.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
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.
|Hanging around the festival|
|Jack on the Bike in the Woods Camping|
|Rachel of Fringe Jewelry in the Booth|
|Rachel & Karen|
|Zen Rock Display in Creek|
|The Creek at Wormtown|
|Jack on his electric bike in the woods camping at Wormtown|
|Jack up on the roof of the van strapping stuff down.|
- U-Melt To Play Final Show (jambase.com)
Sunday, September 12, 2010
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.
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.
|Keller Williams on stage at Catskill Chill|
|Sage and her mom Karen|
|Jack and Sage|
Monday, September 06, 2010
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 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.
|Dan Jack and Rachel at Ace of Diamonds Mine|
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|Image via Wikipedia|
|Herkimer Diamond from Ace of Diamonds Mine|