I hope this finds you doing well. Things are swell in the high country. Spring break is in full swing here. Texans are currently taking over the mountains; Texas spring break. My next adventure is currently underway (HINT: I decided to leave the dry State of Colorado for a few days). I hope to have pics from this journey uploaded soon. Anyway, here’s more pics and original content from my days in the mountains of the Colorado Rockies the last few days. Enjoy!

Hanging Lake – Well, the snow hasn’t been great so we decided to take a hike and no better place to do that but Hanging Lake.

It’s a great day to hike the Canyon but it sure does not look like winter!

The approach…water closet and weather shelter can be found here.

The Caynon awaits Jerry’s arrival.

A River Runs through it . . .The Colorado River

Jerry and Cuz blinded by the light.

Our hike to the Lake begins.

And hello to you Mr. Snowman.

It’s gonna be ok Jerry.

Up up we go, above tree line we head.

Breathtaking views in the Canyon.

Hanging Lake

Jerry & Cuz stop for a pic.

Canyon views

Waterfalls at the top of Hanging Lake.

Colorado Blue Bird

The beauty that is Hanging Lake

Is that you Mr. Bluebird I see.

Well hello there cutie..I thought this trail was for humans only…

The beautiful water of Hanging Lake.

Time to come down good boy.

There you go boy.

Stream run-off from the lake.

The trail.

Colorado Bluebird out on a Colorado bluebird day. Haha

The Grand River a/k/a The Colorado

Looking good cuz.

What u looking at cuz?

Contrasting colors of the canyon.

Looking fierce and pensive on the cool down.

Looking down the Grand River.

Rock formations of the canyon climb to the heavens.

My home away from home.

Jerry hanging by the Colorado.

BC kids ski school. Magic carpet ride anyone?

Is that you Boewinkle?

Mountain views. Cloudy with a chance for warmer temps.

Creek views

Hello there neighbor…long time no see.

Glad you made it out. I told you there would still be snow. Now let’s make this a tradition.

Sitting by the firepit at Powder 8

Yes, CMM can be funny.

Tree cropping . . .

Lone evergreen amounst the apsens

Snowshoe and Nordic area atop Beaver Creek.

I have arrived in the martian land

Is that you Jerry in the spacesuit?

There’s Jerry.

Mountain plaza in Vail Village.

Sun shining down.

Jerry’s buds having some lunch at Vendettas in Vail.

Go speed racer go.

Glad you made it. See you soon my friends.

Reader feedback, comments & pictures


Reader feedback, comments, emojis and pictures were again strong this week. Thank you. Much appreciated. Keep up the good work. Again, here are some of the great comments we received this week:

Let’s start with the emojis:

πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ /β›·πŸŽΏ /😘/πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

My translations of your emojis . .

Thank you. πŸ‘πŸ‘/ Ski-on Ride-on. β›·πŸ‚/ You love me? 😘 as my one friend says I love all my followers./Thumbs up.

Always love it when we receive this:

Wow…these are awesome pics. Thank you for sharing!

Your welcome and thank you for your feedback. Enjoyed this one as well:

Just read the blog, those were some awesome pics from steamboat and breck.

And I always smile when I receive feedback such as this:

I read and enjoyed your new post last night, I hope your doing well

I am well. Thank you. And the next two comments unfortunately are fact:

Wow it doesnt look like Colorado. No snow at all but very pretty

1. Most of Colorado is at 65% or less of average snowpack for this time of the year.

Great stuff bro, sorry Spring is creeping up on you!

2. I believe it has already arrived here. Reality blows sometimes.

And to the gentleman who sent this:

Made the blog again!!!!! Love it!

You’re on fire man. You should play the lottery. And when you win you can attribute your luck to making it on Thrill of the Mountain blog. See, dreams do come true. Winning the lottery is virtually impossible, seeing yourself on Thrill of the Mountain blog, priceless.



Resort conditions are good. In a few more weeks, I doubt I will be writing that. Now is the time people. It may be too late in two weeks. Closing day will be here before you know it. Spring break is a really fun time. With a little luck, some fresh powder and blue bird days; Colorado ski life at its best. Get out there and enjoy it. #OPTOUTSIDE


If you need help with lodging, especially last-minute, reach out to us at:


We know people. And we may be able to help you.

Here’s a reservation link to Creekside @ Beaver Creek. Michael Simmons and his crew will take good care of you.


As an aside, I had the opportunity to stay with some friends at The Willows condos in Vail. Located right in the heart of Vail Village, this 5-star boutique condo building is top-notch. This accommodation has pretty much everything discerning guests desire. From on-mountain ski concierge, warm cookies and hot chocolate to all stainless steel wolf appliances in every unit, The Willows has you covered for all of your high-end lodging needs. This place is really outstanding, probably a notch above most of the rest!


Resort Guiding

We are offering all-inclusive resort guiding for you and your family at a discounted rate. Our guides can handle from 1 to 6 people. The day will be customized and tailored to your group and groups needs. A fun day is in store. If this is something you have an interest in? Please reach out, we’ll make it happen. Some feedback we received from recent tours:

Had an amazing time!! I miss you already!

and this one

Can’t thank you enough for organizing this trip.

as well as this one

It really was an amazing ski vacation!

People these are not just ski vacations these are experiences of a lifetime. Friends will be made and memories will be had for a lifetime. Experience is what changes your life and not material items. Some amazing feedback from some of our friends and guests:

Thank you all for being so welcoming, kind, generous, not to mention entertaining!! Loved the guitar playing, the game playing, just the all around camaraderie in addition to the fantastic skiing, snow boarding and snow shoeing too!! Lol. Can’t wait until next year!

Thank you. I had a blast. I look forward to it again next year.

CMM thanks for the guided trip through the trees today. That was probably something that I would have missed had you not showed me the way.

Glad you enjoyed a tour of the glades. It was my pleasure.

Just the other day I found this in my inbox:

We had the best time ever!! Thank you for navigating the mountain for us, for the snow shoe tour, for teaching us how to ski better and for being so wonderful and patient and welcoming to our entire crew!!

No, Thank you. Hope to see you on the slopes soon. We love writing about but even more we love sharing it with everyone. Find out what it’s all about.


As an aside I am selling 2018 8 x 11 Photo Wall Calendars for Charity. My Calendar is called 2017 Powder Days. It has some of last years best powder pics. I’m selling the calendars for $25 a piece. A portion of all calendar sales will go to charitable causes. The 2018 Charity Calendar supports these three organizations:

  • Kahn Academy
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates CASA / Guardian ad Litem GAL
  • Chidamoyo Christian Hospital


Totally B.A.

What u looking at lady?

Love me some snowmobile pics.

Fresh snow. Awesome.

What up hommie?

But where is everybody?

Thanks again for reading this blog. I hope you all have a great finish to your week and a great start to your weekend. Until next time, love one another and be kind to each other. Get out there, The Thrill of the Mountain is waiting for you. Ski on.


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