It’s that time of year again here in Colorado… that time when fall has come and we head to the high country to view the annual extravaganza of the aspen leaves turning bright yellow, gold, and orange against a backdrop of the dark green of the evergreens and purplish mountains and a deep blue cloudless sky. If you’ve followed the blog for a while, you know it’s a yearly thing we do. We’ve finally reached fall – favorite time of the year – and the temperatures are also finally getting cooler as we head toward winter. This year Erin and I combined our customary drives with a lot more hiking – last week Chief Mountain, this week on the other side of the divide, on the Western Slope.
Eventually you leave the aspens after about the first mile-and-a-quarter of the trail. The Lenawee Trail itself is steep for the first 2.25 miles, then levels off a little bit after that to its crest at about 12,850 feet on a saddle on the backside of the A-Basin Ski Area off of US Hwy. 6, down from Loveland Pass toward Keystone. We didn’t go all the way to the top this time… maybe next time. Coming down it seemed surprisingly warm for this time of year and there was no snow on the surrounding mountains; it has been very dry for the last month-and-a-half. As ski season is supposed to begin in 3 weeks at A-Basin and Loveland, I would imagine the snow-making machines will be working overtime from now through then.
Nights on Venus News:
Currently finishing up on the song “Lightning Trees” which makes 4 songs complete with more in the queue for Unearthly; I’m thinking this EP/album will be either 6 or 8 songs to be released at the end of 2015 or early 2016. Here is a mastered demo from the forthcoming album, the song, “All Become One”… another song to follow in the coming weeks.
ALL BECOME ONE
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