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Tasting Excellent Local Beer in Ridgeway, Colorado

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This is the last of the three articles I wrote for the website Trazzler which is no longer. It's not a ride or hike, just a stop we made on a rest day between climbing 14ers. Photos are from a trip in 2009For most, the town of Ridgeway is where your turn to go to Telluride or go straight to Ouray. Just off the main road, there’s the Colorado Boy Pub & Brewery. I had pints of the Stout and the IPA, and tasters of the rest. The stout and IPA were excellent. The Irish Red Ale was better than average. The Blonde Ale and Best Bitter were ok, but I wouldn’t get a pint of them. The food selection is simple, four different Paninis with chips, about $7 each. They also have free popcorn to go with the beer. The pints were $3.75 ($4.25 for the IPA) and tasters are about a dollar. They also had mini etch-a-sketches on all the tables. It's a small place, with only 5 tables and small bar, but has a great pub atmosphere.
The Colorado Boy Brewery
Ridgeway Has Some Nice Views of the Nearby S…

Maroon Bells (June 2003)

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These pics are from a hike near Aspen, CO, in a valley next to the Maroon Bells. This area is so popular that everyone has to take a shuttle bus in the area during summer days. If you go really early or in the evening the road is open to cars. We hiked up the valley along West Maroon Peak past two alpine lakes. It's a very scenic area. These pics are from late June, the beginning of wildflower season in the Colorado mountains.

We could see Maroon Peak (a 14er) and North Maroon Peak from our campsite.

On the hike up to the lakes, we past be a waterfall.

And there were flowers starting to come out.

Maroon Lake with the Maroon Bells

After Maroon Lake is Crater Lake

Looking Back at Crater Lake

New Blog

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Welcome to my new blog. I will be posting pictures of my trips. Each posting will be about a trip and include a trip report along with the pictures. Many of the pictures will be of mountains and places where most people never go. I plan to create a new post every week. Some posts will be of recent trips, some will be of trips from years ago.


This collage is of the signs of national parks that I've been to. Most are in Colorado, California and Utah.