He was born in the summer of his 27th year
Coming home to a place he’d never been before
He left yesterday behind him, you might say he was born again
You might say he found a key for every door

But the Colorado rocky mountain high
I’ve seen it rainin’ fire in the sky
The shadow from the starlight is softer than a lullabye
Rocky mountain high (Colorado)

Thank you John Denver for your song and devotion to Colorado. You sang to the world how awesome Colorado is.


Greetings friends. I hope the first part of July was great. Interesting way to start the month this year with July 4th smack right in the middle. Nothing like a National holiday to break up the week. We saw some good fireworks both in the weekend leading up to and the weekend following the holiday. Fun times and beach days for sure.


I’m headed back to the mountains this week for some adventure and exploration. It’s been a few weeks since Colorado Mountain Man has actually ventured into the mountains. Well the time is now and I can’t wait. I have some great hikes lined up, including another attempt to summit Quandary Mountain.

And while I’m hoping to encounter some cool fresh air, reality is the mercury continues to rise. Temp records are being made daily now. Some days I wonder if I’ll ever see snow again.

Anyways, this heat is really messing some people and things up. Time is now being affected by the excessive heat. How’s that even possible…

From Matt Levine’s Money Stuff:

Anyway this week the northeastern U.S. melted and so time got out of joint:

“High humidity is impeding radio transmissions Tuesday among three New Jersey data centers where U.S. stocks trade, according to a note Nasdaq Inc. sent customers. It’s taking about 8 microseconds longer to send information from Nasdaq’s facility in Carteret to the New York Stock Exchange data center in Mahwah, and an extra 2 microseconds to send data to Cboe Global Markets Inc.’s exchange in Secaucus.”

So everyone’s precisely sequenced order routing is now ever so slightly messed up. If you lost money trading equities this week I recommend explaining to your boss that it’s the heat that did it.

Wow. And I thought I had it tough when I was an institutional trader. Now even the heat f’s you; not just your counter-parties. I hope all my former counter-parties are doing well. Continued good luck fighting the heat and sun. It’s an inferno out there.



It was great receiving your feedback again last week. It never ceases to amaze me that people actually read this thing. But I guess you get what you pay for. I digress. Anyway, I really appreciate any and all user submitted content. Even the emojis I appreciate. Really. So don’t be bashful and send what you got. I accept feedback; good and bad. We are always open for positive reviews, feedback, suggestions, and your pictures.

Received this from one reader:

That’s great

Much appreciated. Certainly prefer that than, this sucks. And one reader correctly wrote this to me:

Ain’t no cure for the summertime blues

Of course there is man, just not for me and some other cold blooded mammals.

And I guess I’m not the only one counting down the days…

I just count the days til Oct 1st.makes me feel better

Oct. 1st makes you feel better or counting down the days? I get your point I think though.



Resorts are BACK open. Yes they really are. And it’s an amazing time to visit. Like hiking? Check. Like biking? Check. Nows the time.

Hiking, biking, climbing, walking, bird watching, wild flower finding, summit attempting. It’s all here to be had this summer. It’s all great fun adventure. Conditions are really great this time of the year, especially for those who don’t like the cold weather. Do I even know you? Who doesn’t like the white fluffy stuff? We need to talk, no seriously. #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.


Resort Guiding

We offer 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 tours:

Had an amazing time!!

and this one

It really was an amazing ski vacation!

Thank you. I had a blast. I look forward to it again next year. This always makes me feel good:

Great day on the mountain. Thank you for being so very patient.

as well as this gem:

Thanks for the pics. They are awesome. Thanks for capturing those precious moments.

Glad I could help in making special memories. Received 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 skiing and doing mountain activities, but even more, we love sharing it with everyone-with all of you. Want to find out what it’s all about? It’s not to early to book for next season. We are already taking reservations for 2018/2019 season.

Early discounts available now. We promise you and your family will have a great time.


Mitch Kramer is that you…

Where the buffalo roam, so cool.

Did you even take this? Wow

Well done. Keep em’ coming.

There she blows.


Boys of summer.

Just floating down Lake George.

Just some boys hanging at the lake.

And that’s a wrap friends.

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


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