Enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets and alpenglow from 59 Jacksons Path in Cordillera (5 beds / 6.5 baths / 5,381 sq ft +/-). Alpenglow will glow in reds, oranges and even purples. Alpenglow comes from the German word alpenglühen for “Alp glow”, and refers specifically to the rosy hue of mountains after dawn or before dusk and is especially pronounced when the mountains are snow covered and offer a blank canvas on which the light can play. For more details about 59 Jacksons Path, please call Suzi Apple with Gateway Land and Development 970-376-5417.
Enjoy the parade of animals from the decks and open space around this meticulously designed home. Enjoy the flora and fauna as wild turkeys, elk, deer, bears, foxes, ermin, and lots of birds roam freely to graze and nest in their natural habitat.
On Monday-November 14th, you will be lucky enough to experience a front row seat to the largest Super Moon since 1948! A Super Moon or Perigee Moon appears to balloon up to 14% larger than an Apogee full Moon (traditional moon) and beams up 30% brighter!
November 25th, 2034 will be your next opportunity to witness this spectacular gift of nature, so be sure to savor this moment. The best way to see this interstellar stunner is in a dark, open area, but, if you would like to add some bigger then life illusions to your experience, catch the moon as it rises along the horizon! It will appear even more magnificent!
The moons’ peak will be at 6:52 am on Monday morning, not to worry, that does not mean that it won’t be brilliant that evening, you might even need to wear your sunglasses!
Why do we call this wonderful time of year Indian Summer? There are many theories, “Indian Giver” is one of the better known sources for this term.
Indian Summer refers to very unseasonable warm and dry weather in late Autumn. There is usually a cold spell with frost preceding this most pleasurable time of year, which lures many into pondering what Winters blustery days might bring! Instead, much to our satisfaction, Indian Summer creeps in, giving us one last opportunity to savor the fading impressions of Summer…Never quite knowing if this magical time will be snatched away in an instant, much like the reputation of an Indian Giver!
Indian Summer here in the Vail Valley usually continues into mid-November, which means there’s still plenty of time left to get out there and take in the beauty that surrounds us!
Eagle County‘s first Trophy Home dates back 6,000 years! Built buy nomadic Native Americans, the historical, well preserved Yarmony Pit House was in use through the 1800’s. Native American’s nestled at this site during the long Colorado winters, using this habitation for hunting grounds for thousands of years! They gathered here prior to the Anasazi Indians creating Colorado’s Mesa Verde and well before the Great Pyramids of Egypt or Stonehenge were erected!
First unearthed in 1987 near State Bridge, the Yarmony Pit House is one of Colorado‘s oldest archaeological sites. Discovered accidentally during a routine road improvement project, Yarmony Pit House soon changed the previously held perception as to how far north Native Americans wintered.
Over 4,000 unscathed artifacts were unearthed during the excavation headed by Michael D. Metcalf. To preserve the Yaromony site, archaeologist’s have back-filled the area with sand. This not only preserves the integrity of the pit houses, but will also allow future archaeologist’s to re-explore this area without further contamination or erosion to the site. Metcalf would like to expand the survey to include more of Colorado’s River valleys with the intent of discovering more Native American Pit Houses, which will in turn fill in some of the gaps in our Colorful Colorado history!
The Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail offers an endless variety of outdoor experiences! Time is running out for their 2016 guided day hikes. Have your gear packed for possible inclement weather, along with your lunch, snacks and plenty of fluids! Adult’s $80 / $75 for VRD taxpayers.
October 18th – Buck Creek
October 21st – Bighorn Creek
October 25th – Gore Lake
October 28th – Colorado Trail to Tennessee Pass
You can register now via this
Walking Mountains Science Center link, or call 970-827-9725
Come and get inspired at the 2016 Global Solutions Forum in Vail. This event is a collaboration of SStS Partners, alumni, global liaisons and businesses to discuss strategies in global education and ethical leadership. There will be a public venue at the Global Solutions Forum on
Friday, October 14th from 8:30a – 12:30p.
This event will be held in the Peter Abuisi Theater
at the Vail Mountain School.
The entire forum will run from October 13th – 16th
Reservations are available on-line.
Happy 100th Birthday, National Parks! From August 25th – 28th you can enjoy our National Parks for FREE!! Here is a list of Colorado National Parks to enjoy:
Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado National Monument, Dinosaur National Monument, Florissant Fossil Beds National Mounument, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Mesa Verde National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park.
Get out there while Summer is still here!
Vails longstanding Free Summer Concert Series begin again at the
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater on Tuesday~June 14th
with music by the Band Cracker !
Happy Hour is scheduled to begin at 4:30 with yard games and free music. Crazy Mountain Brewery will be providing ice cold beer. Be sure to bring your blanket!
Moe’s Original BBQ will be providing lunch for purchase, although Hot Dogs and Root Beer Floats are available free for Kids under 12!
Distillery Tastings from 12-1, cocktails offered and locally brewed Beer from Bonfire Brewery available all day!
The Platonics will be providing LIVE music throughout the day!
Free Raft Trips and Fly Casting Clinics and plenty of activities for the kids! Hope to see you there!