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The Past Year
Telluride Bluegrass Festival: Mumford and Sons
I volunteered at this years Telluride Bluegrass Festival. In return for meeting all the artists, and selling their merchandise for four hours a day, I got a free four day pass into the festival. The highlight, without question was the final evening, when Mumford and Son’s put on the show of the year in pouring rain and freezing temperatures. Here is video evidence. It starts crankin’ about the 2 minute mark.
Telluride Balloon Festival: Night Show on Main Street
The Balloon Festival, another cool event that comes to Telluride every year. In the morning they take off from town park and cruise down valley. At night, the balloons take to main street where they line up and light up the town. Very cool event.
Shredding the Backcountry
Alright its not technically the backcountry, but it was still a 30 minute hike up Bald Mountain from the top of the lift with snowboards on our backs. Views of Palmyra Peak in the background. All of that is considered in bounds at Telluride. Pretty wild terrain!
Snowboarding World Cup
I volunteered at the Snowboarding World Cup this year. I got myself into a little more than I was ready for with this one. I worked on the Giant Slalom course, where I was assigned two gates. After every snowboarder, it was my job to sprint out, scrape the deep edge marks out of the course, then get out of there as quickly as possible – all before the next racer barreled into me. Crashes were frequent and I seemed to always be near the action so I had to stay on my toes.
Chopping Firewood for the Long Winter Ahead
Taking advantage of the our last opportunity to cut firewood before winter. No easy task when you have 9 inches of snow on the ground already, but that wood definitely came in handy in February when the temperatures were dropping below the -20 degree mark. In the background you see the back side of the Coors Mountains, specifically Wilson Peak.