Catching Dinner: Our Day of Fishing

Staying at a ski resort in the summer offers some great amenities. . . but sometimes you just want to go out to nature and, you know, catch your own dinner. We ventured out to Lake Irvin, about 20 minutes from Crested Butte to cast our luck. . .and at times try our patience. To be honest, we don't do much fishing as a family. We have all of the gear but when there are five impatient little fisher people and five poles to get put together with hooks and bait, and five lines to cast out. … [Read more...]

Crested Butte: Summer in the Mountains

Every other summer my side of the family gets together for about five days--usually in one of the mountain towns of Colorado. This year we headed to Crested Butte. The area, in the East River Valley, was once the summer residence of the Ute Indians. Later it became a silver and coal mining town and now it is a popular ski area in the winter and a biking mecca in the summer. The base lodge area, where we are staying, offers something for everyone.  My brother, Chad, and his two older sons took … [Read more...]