Come on now 154, I wasn't stepping on your studly toes!
Its funny, as this thread grows and lasts - its as if the title gets more of a smack to it or something, I figured people would read the whole, not just the title - so that they would see where I acknowledged I was feeling grumpy, whiney and drunk . . . and let it go! [img]smile.gif[/img] And most people did. But, I changed the title just now anyways, cool EDIT feature this software has.
Incidentally, about Colorado and I-80 and all that I agree it has problems. Folks who live at the steeper and deeper parts of CO though like Crested Butte, Telluride and Wolf Creek . . . pretty much live in a quite different universe than the Front Range and I-80 corridor. When I talk about CO I'm talking about SW Colorado which is much more relaxed socially than the front range of CO, and therefore a quantum leap above most other places.
Its not the fault of any area geographically, old college psych experiment: you put more rats in a cage, even with plenty of food and water - they start being rather "impolite" to each other. Just a natural reaction to crowds. Certainly some people love it, and thats great - but we spent millions of years as hunter gatherer's living widely dispersed, only in the last couple of hundred years have we seen the kind of population densitys that we have now. We are not adapted to it as a whole, though clearly many individuals very much enjoy it - which is fine. As the owner of Wolf Creek Ski Area, who also used to own Santa Fe ski area said to me sometime ago when I was running the Ski School at WC: "Hey, don't ever try and talk people out of living in the city. Don't ever talk it down. Or else they will move here!"
And Mt. Washington, Tucks. I've skied it. Fun place. With a ski patrol and all of its traffic it is of course is FAR safer than the backcountry in most of the world, but still fun. Basically a ski area with lifts.
Cal - keeping this place a secret would be a fun idea, too bad the most densely poplulated part of the country is just south of here!
P.S. Just to give people more stuff to get defensive about - Its 36 degrees, and its raining. Its not making me more "studly" to be here in it, but I'm dealing with it by getting on my skiers edge and watching "Blizzard of Ahhhs" [img]smile.gif[/img]
Cover enough ground in this post?
[ November 04, 2002, 12:41 PM: Message edited by: GravityGuru (Todd) ]