Good Monday morning to everyone checking in on Crested Butte today! Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s summer operations kicked off Saturday, with a good-size crop of adventure enthusiasts showing up to bike, hike, climb, jump and bounce their way to summer fun. Seeing everyone out, enjoying themselves, on a nice early-summer day was cool and bodes well for the summer scene at the resort—it’s promises to be a good one!
I had a great Father’s Day . . . after getting a fabulous breakfast of banana-walnut-chocolate chip pancakes and way yumbo omlet, the fam and I headed for Taylor Park on our motor bikes for a little fishin’ and pie eating.
That’s my daughter and I in the first shot and my wife in the next shot. The weather was a bit hit & miss, with periodic showers rolling through the area, but we dressed appropriately and even caught a window of sun at Taylor Park.
The Taylor area is still feeling a little quiet, but we know that will change quickly as the camping and off-road recreating crowd rolls in for the summer season. The reservoir level looked good considering the low snow year we’ve just come out of. We did quite a bit more fishin’ than catchin’, but it was nice to be next to the water, enjoying the day. Then the clouds started moving in again, so we packed it up and headed over to the Nugget Café, next to the Taylor Park Trading Post. About the time we had our late lunch ordered, the skies opened up with interesting mix of thunder and marble-sized hail. The entire restaurant was at the windows, watching the storm blow through. While I’ll probably pack my own sandwich for lunch next time, the pie at the Nugget is definitely worth stopping for—yummy stuff.
We were sprinkled on a few times as we headed back down Taylor Canyon (the next shot is looking across the reservoir as we headed for home) . . . and while the roads were wet as we pulled into CB South, the sun was on our backs. Up-valley, skies were dark gray with lightning strikes glancing off Mt. Emmons, but that storm moved off within the next hour or so. All in all it was an excellent dad’s day—I hope all you dads out there had a good one, as well.
This morning the Crested Butte area’s enjoying mostly sunny skies, with a twenty-percent chance for showers and a high in the mid seventies as the day progresses. Have you noticed that on Crested Butte’s NOAA page, we’re now getting the weather from a CB weather station, rather than from Gunni? That’s a long-overdue update . . . it’ll be nice to have the official temp get taken from this end of the valley.
Have a really good start to your week out there and we’ll see you tomorrow!
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