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Re: Elks Logistics Help Please!

Postby metalmountain » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:37 pm

I Man wrote: I have also spent many nights sleeping in my car (or poaching campsites) in the Bells park.



SHHHHHH!!!! :-$
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Re: Elks Logistics Help Please!

Postby I Man » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:40 pm

metalmountain wrote:
I Man wrote: I have also spent many nights sleeping in my car (or poaching campsites) in the Bells park.



SHHHHHH!!!! :-$


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Re: Elks Logistics Help Please!

Postby metalmountain » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:44 pm

I Man wrote:
metalmountain wrote:
I Man wrote: I have also spent many nights sleeping in my car (or poaching campsites) in the Bells park.



SHHHHHH!!!! :-$


You're a bad influence on me [-( [-X


Whatever we totally ninja'd that campsite, no one was the wiser. In and out without a sound. That type of operation is not for the weak minded or unskilled.
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Re: Elks Logistics Help Please!

Postby mtgirl » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:47 pm

mtgirl wrote:
bj wrote:Any help with showers and places to eat?


The Aspen Recreation Center, right on Maroon Creek Road leading up to the Bells and Pyramid, has showers if you buy a day pass. Passes are a bit pricey, but if you go during their last hour of daily operation, they are only about $5.

http://www.aspenrecreation.com/aspen-recreation-centers/aspen-recreation-center/


On second thought, I dare you to use Maroon Lake as a bathing location, especially in the fall at sunrise when the hundreds of tourists are lined up along the shore trying to get that perfect picture of the Bells. Nothing like a naked climber and a bar of soap to add some spice to their photo. :lol:
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Re: Elks Logistics Help Please!

Postby peter303 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:48 pm

Aspen has plenty of places to eat. The trick is finding the ones that keep the price of a meal below triple digits. :wink: Hey its Aspen.

The discount supermarket is a branch of Krogers called City Market. Its right where the Independence Pass Road turns into downtown. There are supers on approach cities in Buena Vista, Leadville, Glenwood Springs and Carbondale.

The only two chain fast foods I aware of are a McDonalds near the main park and a Subway on Hwy 82.

There a burger joint called Boogies near the main ski lift. A asian place called Little Ollies near Boogies. And a not too expensive mexican place called Su Casa near the opera house.

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Re: Elks Logistics Help Please!

Postby bj » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:55 pm

mtgirl No time for a bath at sunrise? I'll be moving up the hill. I'm more likely a sundown bather.. Dare you to join me?

Any good places to eat or shower in Snowmass Village?
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Re: Elks Logistics Help Please!

Postby ElFuegoDelaMuerte » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:56 pm

mtgirl wrote:
On second thought, I dare you to use Maroon Lake as a bathing location, especially in the fall at sunrise when the hundreds of tourists are lined up along the shore trying to get that perfect picture of the Bells. Nothing like a naked climber and a bar of soap to add some spice to their photo. :lol:


I've seen this done. It was an older couple... Probably in their 80s. Twas quite the scene. I couldn't believe they could stand the temperature of the water for such a sustained period of time. It only added to their already abundant supply of wrinkles. Couldn't bring myself to take a picture but it's been burned into my retinae.

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Re: Elks Logistics Help Please!

Postby mtgirl » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:00 pm

ElFuegoDelaMuerte wrote: Couldn't bring myself to take a picture but it's been burned into my retinae.


Thanks......now I've got a nasty mental picture that won't escape me soon enough ! :shock:
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Re: Elks Logistics Help Please!

Postby Jim Davies » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:34 pm

We saw a group of runners dive in the lake after running the 4-pass loop. We didn't join them.
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Re: Elks Logistics Help Please!

Postby peter303 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:51 am

Jim Davies wrote:We saw a group of runners dive in the lake after running the 4-pass loop. We didn't join them.

I've waded into Crater Lake after a particular hot summer hike.

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