We spent the last 5 days in Aspen (mostly for the John Denver celebrations and tribute concerts) but we hiked and biked too. On Friday, we took a 6 mile hike in the Maroon Bells
to Maroon Lake and then to Crater Lake.
An avalanche area.
On Saturday we went to a "cookout" inside for more tributes. We got to meet and talk with John's second wife, Cassandra (from Sydney) and daughter,Jesse Belle.
Then we visited a ghost town, Ashcroft.
On Sunday we went to the Windstar Foundation (a land conservancy) where there were more musicians and tributes. The land conserves 1,000 acres with the purpose of regenerating wetlands.
Jim Connor, who wrote and is singing Grandma's Feather Bed.
Another concert Sunday night with the John Adams Band
Getting to Aspen
Why they call it Aspen. We took this picture from a little way up Aspen Mountain looking back down on the town.