Colorado two-fer

January 21, 2008 at 8:45 pm 1 comment

The memory is fading, but the photos and the fact sheet remain. Let’s see what I can recall…

I visited Fort Collins Colorado in early December for four days of early winter fun. The agenda was basically “wake up, play all day in the snow, eat, drink and be merry; repeat.” Dec 10th, day four of the trip, it was decided that my host, Unorthodox Brew, needed to experience a Cheeseburger Summit. We swung by Wendy’s (I think… more likely that than BK) and picked up 3 jr. bacon cheeseburgers… this would be a two summit day, but in light of her Weight Watchers weigh-in later in the day, U.B. would only be doing one cheeseburger.

Lory State Park was the first destination of the day, and with an energetic puppy Logan on lead, we made our ascent of Arthur’s Rock, elev. 6780 ft. In these photos, we see Logan eying my cheeseburger and licking the wrapper of U.B.’s.

BTW… Unorthodox Brew… a very fitting name on so many levels. There may not be many Jews who will mix meat with dairy, a bit of a pre-requisite for a cheeseburger, but here’s one that will actually insist on adding bacon too! And when I said “eat, drink and be merry”… the fine beers from the New Belgium Brewing Company that we enjoyed were produced (in part) by U.B. Remember that next time you grab a Fat Tire… that beer now has a connection to summit cheeseburgers!

Onward to summit number two at Horsetooth Mtn Park… an ascent of Horsetooth Rock, elev. 7255 ft. The beautiful weather for summit number one was gradually replaced with cloud and wind by the time we neared the second summit. U.B. made a fatalistic footwear change between hikes and was unable to scramble to the summit, but since she didn’t have a 2nd cheeseburger for the summit, it would not impact the day’s statistics. Here we see Fort Collins to the east and future opportunities to the west.

A final note about Horsetooth Rock… there are very friendly and honest people on the trail. While pulling a poo-baggie out of her pocket, U.B.’s phone dropped onto the trail, but she did not realize it until sometime later. We descended the trail slowly, searching for the phone, but without luck until we reached the parking lot, where we discovered that someone had left us a message and present…

The day’s totals: 2 Summits, 3 cheeseburgers

Krusty Bunz to date: 14 summit cheeseburgers! 🙂


Entry filed under: Colorado Summits.

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  • 1. krustybunz  |  January 26, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Well, I just got feedback from Unorthodox Brew that my memory was a bit off. Turns out Arthur’s Rock was the first peak and Horsetooth was second. I guess that’s what happens when you wait 6 weeks to write a post. The photos are in the right order at least.


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